BREAKING NEWS: Our Afterschool Programs in Arkansas Are Being Eliminated Under POTUS Budget Proposal

Imagine what would happen if, tomorrow, our afterschool programs that 11,629 Arkansas kids attend suddenly closed.   That will be the impact for afterschool under President Trump’s proposed budget.

His budget eliminates 21st Century Community Learning Centers, crucial federal funding that supports our local afterschool and summer programs. 

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Network Coordinator Honored

The President and Board of Directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, in recognition of their 40th anniversary, recognized 40 leaders in Arkansas that are helping to shape the future of Arkansas. Our very own Network Coordinator was recognized at this event. Click below to watch her video. Congratulations to Laveta Wills-Hale
The president and the board of directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will host a reception honoring 40 leaders shaping the future of Arkansas and in recognition of the organization’s 40th anniversary - See more at: http://pbcommercial.com/news/area-digest/rockefeller-foundation-honor-40-leaders#sthash.ag8U5d9n.dpuf
The president and the board of directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will host a reception honoring 40 leaders shaping the future of Arkansas and in recognition of the organization’s 40th anniversary - See more at: http://pbcommercial.com/news/area-digest/rockefeller-foundation-honor-40-leaders#sthash.ag8U5d9n.dpuf

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Network Coordinator-Laveta Wills-Hale, MA
501 Woodlane St. STE 312C
Little Rock, AR   72201
t. 501.660.1012
lwillshale@astate.edu