Giving Guide: Community Service Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 5:02 am   2 min read

Participants in The First Tee Character Development program develop nine core values while learning fundamentals of golf.

MISSION


CSI staff educate youth about the dangers
and effects of using tobacco products.

Community Service Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit youth and family services organization.

Our service professionals are committed to providing caring and responsive services to youth through prevention and education, therapeutic foster care, day treatment, substance abuse services, mental health services, youth leadership, The First Tee character development program and juvenile justice.

Our mission is to be a leader in providing quality services to youth and their families that will empower them to attain success in their homes, schools vocations and communities.

Families are never billed for services and are provided without regard of ability to pay or insurance status.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We invite volunteers to serve as mentors to youth through The First Tee Character Development program, provide life skill classes such as budgeting, resume writing, cooking, etc. to our Day Treatment program, serve as volunteer fundraisers for our special events, and provide landscaping and yard maintenance for any of our seven office locations.

FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS

  • 2nd Annual Putt Putt Golf Tournament will take place in April 2018 in Conway.
  • 5th Annual Russellville Golf Tournament at the Russellville Country Club will be held in June 2018.
  • 8th Annual Steve Willbanks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Youth will take place in June 2018 in Morrilton.
  • 6th Annual Morrilton Golf Tournament at the Morrilton Country Club will be held in August 2018.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES


Members of the CSI Youth Leadership program touring the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.

We can walk you through all the various ways to give and how they benefit the community including honorariums, stocks and bequests.

Please contact Jamie Higgins, director of development for further details on philanthropic giving.

  • $365 ($1 a day) will provide three therapy sessions, five group therapy sessions or three prevention presentations to the community.
  • $250 will provide one year of leadership experience for an at-risk youth.
  • $100 will provide one year of The First Tee Character Development program for one youth.
  • $52 ($1 a week) will provide four hours of Day Treatment or one Substance Abuse treatment.

OUR IMPACT

1,463
Youth were served last year

86%
Of clients improved their behavior after 30 days in our Day Treatment program.

59
Years of existence

87%
Of clients improved grades and/or school attendance while admitted in our Therapeutic Foster Care program

$111.43
The amount of taxpayer money saved every day a youth is prevented from confinement

1/5
The number of children with mental illness that receive treatment

Zero
The amount of money required from families to receive our services

FUNDING SOURCES


Established: 1958

Employees: 70

Service Area:
Conway, Faulkner, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Van Buren & Yell counties



President/CEO:

Dr. Susan Okroglic, DSW, LCSW


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COMMUNITY SERVICE INC.
John Gibson
Chairman, Conway County Community Foundation
Jan Hill
Vice Chairman, Former University of Central Arkansas
Charles Penick
Secretary/Treasurer, Petit Jean State Bank
John Brock
Coulson Oil Corporation
Vonda Crocker
Former Clinton Public Schools
Stephanie Ellis
ARVAC Inc.
Chris Merritt
Merritt Animal Clinic
Conie Reamey
Former Clinton Public Schools
Marti Wilkerson
Former Arkansas Tech University

COMMUNITY SERVICE YOUTH FOUNDATION
John Gibson
Chairman, Conway County Community Foundation
Ray Moll
Vice Chairman, Warehouse Distributors
Raymond Chambers
Secretary/Treasurer, Former South Conway County School District
Nancy Allen
Faulkner County Library
Leo Cantu
Regions Bank
Leann Haynes
Haynes ACE Hardware

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROPERTIES
John Maus
Chairman, Maus Implement
Greg Flowers
Vice Chairman, Bank of the Ozarks
Kenny French
Secretary/Treasurer, Mobley Contractors
Susan Gunderman
Petit Jean State Bank
David Rohlman
Community Service Inc.
Brandon Zinser
ESS Transportation

100 S Cherokee St.
Morrilton, AR 72110
501.354.4589
CSIYouth.com


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