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PEN OR PENCIL students perform community service project

PEN OR PENCIL students perform community service project

 

Pine Bluff's Middle School Students to represent Arkansas at National Youth Summit   The ICVR King Team recently performed a PEN OR PENCIL community service project by collecting cereal for the Summer Cereal Drive. The PEN OR PENCIL community service project was part of the King Team's "B.U.S. Boycott" and "Freedom of Choice Agreement" to refuse to give up their seat in the classroom and refuse to participate in acts or groups which support violence.   The King Team will travel to Saint Louis, Mo. in July to represent Arkansas and participate in the "Take a Stand to Keep a Seat" National Youth Drop-In and Mentoring Summit. King Team members are Darius L. Russell, Braylon Griswald, Moriah Houston, Ashante Holman, Darion Huston, Cameron B.

Main Street Arkansas awards revitalization grants to 13 programs

Main Street Arkansas awards revitalization grants to 13 programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Main Street Arkansas has awarded $69,329 for Arkansas projects through its Main Street Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Grant program, Governor Mike Beebe announced today.

Honor Dad with gift to Heifer

Honor Dad with gift to Heifer

Father’s Day is a day that we honor fathers for the important role they play in shaping their children’s lives and our society. Around the world, fathers have different lifestyles, parenting methods and challenges but they all want to provide happy and secure lives for their children. Heifer International, a charitable organization that works to end hunger and poverty, meets remarkable fathers everyday overcoming tremendous odds to provide the basic necessities to their children.

Sebastian Alvarado-Brizuela of Isletas, a father of four in Southern Honduras, suddenly became a struggling single parent after his wife abandoned their children while he was away working in another country. Their local economy did not provide sufficient job opportunities and he lacked the funds to improve his small farm to provide enough food and income for his family.

Nonprofits receive over $33K from Ark. Black Hall of Fame

Nonprofits receive over $33K from Ark. Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE  ROCK, Ark. – During a ceremony at the Peabody Hotel on Tuesday night, 14 nonprofit organizations serving minority communities will receive a total of $33,425 in grants from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation fund. The grants, administered by Arkansas Community Foundation, will support projects focused on education, health and wellness, youth development and small business/economic development.

“It is very gratifying that the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is able to have an impact on so many communities throughout Arkansas.  It is the goal of the Foundation to recognize and support the uniqueness of community projects in addressing challenges within their area.

What would you do with the money?

What would you do with the money?

CAMDEN, Ark. -- Downtown merchants discussed how to disburse what remains of $60,000 in Camden Advertising and Promotions Commission funds for downtown improvements at a meeting held Tuesday morning.

How much is left?

Summer Movie Series on the river

Summer Movie Series on the river

CAMDEN, Ark. -- It’s back! Camden’s Summer Movie Series lets you watch family blockbusters for free under the stars against the backdrop of the Ouachita River. You can enjoy the movies every Friday night at dusk through the months of June and July at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

The next movie featured will be “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on June 10.

For more information visit www.camden.ar.gov/moviesontheriver or call the City at 837-5500.

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that a new non-profit partner for LRFW 2011 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA). Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive director of LRFW, selected BBBSCA because of their significant contributions to improving the lives of children in our community.

Campbell knows the difference the organization makes in the lives of children because he too has been directly influenced by the organization.  From age eight to eleven years old, Campbell was a "Little."
 
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas provided me with so many great eye-opening first time experiences, so I think it's only fitting that I help give other children their first major fashion experience," Campbell explains.