Tagged: arkansas advocates for children and families

Former State Senate President Jim Argue Dies at 66

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2018 11:12 am

Jim Argue, a former state Senate president and House member who championed education in Arkansas, died yesterday at age 66.

Medicaid Work Mandate Will Create Uncertainty in Some States

by Andrew DeMillo and Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press 1/15/2018 7:12 am

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.

Arkansas Children's Wellness Faces Obstacle

by Associated Press 1/8/2018 6:57 am

Improving access to care in Arkansas and getting children the early care they need was the subject of a recent report released by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF).

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Celebrates 40 Years

by Lydia McAllister 1/23/2017 12:00 am

As Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families celebrates its 40th anniversary, we meet the chairs of this year’s epic 
Soup Sunday fundraiser.

Mark Your Calendars for AACF'S Soup Sunday

by Lydia McAllister 12/12/2016 2:09 pm

This year's event on Jan. 29 will be one for the books.

Dr. Betty Ann Lowe: Physician and Educator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/15/2016 12:00 am

First woman to graduate top of her class at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences … worked in private practice for 25 years … medical director of Arkansas Children’s Hospital … associate dean of pediatrics at UAMS … namesake of the Betty Ann Lowe M.D. Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Education … winner of numerous awards and a member of multiple boards and committees as well as President Bill Clinton’s task force for healthcare reform … first Arkansan and second woman to become president of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Arkansas Surplus Opens Budget Fight in Legislature (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 7:20 am

A $177.4 million state budget surplus is likely to open up a new fight in the Legislature over the push for tax cuts and concerns that services are being jeopardized.

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2016 2:40 pm

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book.

Get the Inside Scoop on Soup Sunday with Event Chair Hannah Vogler

by Alexis Crowe 1/25/2016 8:00 am

How often do you find a fundraising dinner that you can bring the kids to while wearing jeans and a cozy flannel? Soup Sunday puts an end to that search. And you'll be supporting the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

AACF House Party

by Staff 12/1/2015 12:00 am

Hannah Vogler’s N. Arthur St. home was the location of the fifth annual House Party to benefit Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Guests mingled, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

State House Committee Approves Drug Testing for Benefits Bill

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 7:46 am

Arkansans who apply for certain job-training benefits and other family aid could be required to take a drug test under a proposal endorsed by a House committee on Thursday.

Take Note: Q&A with AACF's Soup Sunday Chair Molly McGowan

by Jess Ardrey 2/2/2015 8:18 am

In it's 34th year, the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families fundraiser is still a Little Rock favorite. We caught up with this year’s Soup Sunday chair, Molly McGowan to learn more about the organization and it’s most popular event.

Cleared for Ballot, Wage Hike Faces Easy Path

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/30/2014 9:10 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to keep a minimum wage hike on the ballot removes the last major hurdle for a proposal that is gaining bipartisan support and faces no organized opposition as Election Day nears.

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas Kids Live in Poverty

by Associated Press 7/22/2014 9:35 am

Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.

Attorney Khayyam Eddings Nourishes Policy for Arkansas Children and Families

by Todd Traub 2/6/2014 8:00 am

Soup Sunday— the primary fundraiser for the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, whose focus is on the impact of public policy on families and children— is set for 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Little Rock’s Embassy Suites Hotel and features live music and, of course, a chance to sample soups, breads and desserts donated by close to 30 area establishments.

Special Election Bodes Ill for Arkansas' 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/15/2014 2:27 pm

A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.

Sip a Margarita at Local Lime and Make a Difference

by Lauren James 10/1/2013 4:48 pm

Every Tuesday in October, Local Lime will donate a $1 of every house margarita sold to Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Soup Sunday

by Staff 4/1/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families held its 31st annual Soup Sunday at Embassy Suites. Sponsored by Arkansas Children's Hospital, the event featured soups, bread and desserts from a number of local restaurants, including Cotham's in the City, Brave New, Dave's Place, Sushi Cafe and more.

Arkansas Highway Funding Bill Fails In House Committee

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/22/2013 8:10 am

A proposal to divert tax revenue from car sales in Arkansas to the state's highways failed before a House panel Thursday after finance officials and education advocates warned the move could threaten state services.

Soup's On at Little Rock's Embassy Suites Sunday

by Karen Martin 2/18/2012 5:23 am

Soup Sunday, featuring soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants, will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 19) at Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12. Proceeds benefit Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.