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Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas will present its newest youth program for middle school students this summer. In Our Own Voices is a writing adventure in which 6th, 7th and 8th graders will explore issues of identity, diversity, and understanding of others. The program will be held Monday through Friday, July 8-19, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day at the CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

In Our Own Voices is a writing workshop curriculum for middle-school youth that fosters cultural diversity and community while improving creativity, developing communication skills, and building self-esteem. Each day the students will be presented with writing prompts and then encouraged to write and share their own work.

Bethlehem House, Conway’s Only Homeless Shelter, Receives Support from HP

Bethlehem House, Conway’s Only Homeless Shelter, Receives Support from HP

 

 

Bethlehem House today announced that a team of HP employees recently showed support for the homeless shelter and those served by its programs.

Bethlehem House Development Coordinator Jill Imboden says, “HP volunteers cleaned out and replanted flower beds, mowed, trimmed trees, planted a full garden in raised beds, and assembled two gliders for the residents. The gardens look amazing!

“Many of our residents have never eaten something off a vine that they've helped produce. That's going to be both fun and educational for them,” she said.

Bethlehem House received a $2,500 Impact Day Grant from HP to be used for the projects. The $2,500 was spent on food for the pantry, garden supplies, soil, movable raised beds, gliders and plants.

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

WHAT: Chili's Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas are banding together to raise funds for the Goodwill in Searcy that burned down in March. The donations will go toward rebuilding Goodwill, so the organization can continue to assist those in need and provide jobs in the Searcy community. Throughout the evening Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Chili’s will donate 10 percent of food, beverage and To Go sales to help support this cause.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                           

WHERE: All Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas

CDI provides training in community development

CDI provides training in community development

The Community Development Institute (CDI) is an annual week long institute that provides interactive face-to-face training for professionals in the community and economic development fields.

If you have ever attended the Community Development Institute or the Arkansas Community Development Society Conference, you already have an account for online registration. To get your account log in information, please contact cdi@uca.edu or 501.852.2930.

Volunteers to raise money for Fifer Memorial Fund

Volunteers to raise money for Fifer Memorial Fund

CONWAY, Ark. -- Members of the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office are partnering with the the Police Benevolent Association to raise money for deputy Hans Fifer.

Deputy Fifer, who died during a training exercise earlier this month, was married with two young daughters.

Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock says volunteers will be at both Conway Wal-Mart locations Monday, April 15 from 8 am to 8 pm soliciting donations. 100% of the donations will go straight to Hans' family.

There is also an account set up at Regions Bank, making it easy for those who want to donate from anywhere in the country. People who wish to donate can ask for the Deputy Hans Fifer Memorial Fund.

Salvation Army helps tornado victims

Salvation Army helps tornado victims

CONWAY, Ark. –  The Salvation Army is responding to those affected by the tornado that struck Van Buren County in Arkansas yesterday evening.  Lt. Russell Clay, Conway Commanding Officer, is being assisted by Captain David Robinson, Pine Bluff Commanding Officer. 

At the request of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army is serving lunch and dinner to those affected and first responders.   Meals, Drinks, and emotional and spiritual are being provided at this time.

Donations can be made at The Salvation Army of Conway, 2125 Harkrider, Suite 12, Conway Ar. 72032

Additional information will be shared as it is available.

For more information, please contact Lt. Jamie Clay at 501-329-1712.

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