Can you help us tell Dan Allen's story?

Limited edition collector’s book.  Please help publish Dan's story by sending your tax-deductible donation to the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice today. Any amount will help ($5 minimum online). While supplies last, with a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more we will send you an autographed first edition hard bound copy of this long-awaited book. Dan’s War on Poverty tells the story of the crusading priest who founded Tulsa's Neighbor for Neighbor program. Proceeds benefit the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, a nonprofit organization that fosters social justice through education.

Paperback edition now available. To order a paperback version, click here.

Join us for the LAUNCH PARTY for Dan’s War on Poverty:
1:30-3:30 Sun., Feb. 26, Lafortune Community Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave, Tulsa.

Dan Allen Center, Fostering Social Justice Through Education

The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice was recently formed to foster social justice through education. The Center is working to create awareness of social justice through the publishing of relevant materials, and to provide education, service activity opportunities and training in social justice.  The Center plans, in the future, to acknowledge achievements in furthering social justice by providing scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards to create community awareness and education regarding the cruelty of poverty and to continue the inspiration of Dan Allen,  its late founder  of Neighbor For Neighbor.


In the late 1960s, Dan Allen, a former Catholic priest, created Neighbor For Neighbor, an organization fighting to help the poor and downtrodden of our community.  Dan’s tenacity helped to lead a crusade that banded together all people of good will – rich and poor, as well as many different races and religious persuasions.  All these neighbors helped each other and resulted in dramatic improvements in schools, nutrition, housing, legal services, medical care, and community understandings of poverty and injustice.   Dan’s service as the conscience of the community proved that working together, we can all bridge the divides that separate us.


This spring, Center will co-publish a book about the life and times of Dan Allen written by Ann Patton, a noted Tulsa journalist and writer, documenting the history of Dan and his uncompromising passion for justice and for the poor.  The book is titled Dan’s War on Poverty: A Grassroots Crusade for Social Justice. Publishers are the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice and APLcorps Books LLC.

"This book reflects Dan Allen’s conflicting rage and compassion, a city’s conflicting humanity and dismissal, and a spiritual determination that conflicted with much religious stance of the day. It's a great read by a great writer."
– Larry Silvey, former editor, Tulsa Magazine.

It is the Center’s hope that the story of Dan Allen’s fight against poverty can inspire us today, tomorrow and for future generations to work toward peace, justice and “unconditional positive regard for all people.”