Tagged: arkansas advocates for children & families

Doug Ross Named SVP, Chief Medical Officer at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Doug Ross has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

Soup Sunday Helps Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families Continue Mission

by Todd Traub 1/11/2018 12:00 am

As the popular Soup Sunday fundraiser approaches, honorary chair Dr. Aaron Strong reflects on the valuable work of AACF.

Report: Arkansas Schools Have High Chronic Absenteeism Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2017 1:08 pm

Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center released an analysis Friday that shows 50 Arkansas public schools have chronic absenteeism rates of 30 percent or more.

Taste of Tuesday: Potato Leek Soup with House Smoked Tasso Ham Recipe

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 1/24/2017 12:55 am

Chef Chris McMillan of Boulevard Bread Company is helping us gear up for Soup Sunday this weekend with an instant classic recipe.

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Crowe 10/5/2016 1:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

Brilliant Beginnings: Early Education the Key to a Good Start

by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Searching for a childcare facility can be stressful for many new parents. You want to make sure your child will be nurtured and loved, safe and protected, and educated. Don’t worry: You can find childcare that meets and exceeds all of your requirements. And the annual Brilliant Beginnings section can aid in your search!

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Soup Sunday

by Arvest Bank 3/31/2016 12:00 am

1,800 guests joined chair Hannah Vogler at Soup Sunday to raise approximately $137,000 for Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. Event-goers sampled soup and other food from various Arkansas restaurants. Proceeds supported AACF’s mission to advocate for children at the Arkansas State Capitol, to gather and analyze data to support public policy that serves all children and families, and to organize coalitions of diverse groups to help drive change.

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.

Soup Sunday

by Staff 3/31/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families hosted the 34th annual Soup Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center. Event-goers sampled soup and other food from 35 Arkansas restaurants, perused silent auction items and enjoyed music by The Big John Miller Band.

Weekend To-Do List: 11 Events That Will Do Your Heart Some Good

by Jess Ardrey 2/5/2015 8:34 am

Whether it's WWII poems or Julia Roberts, this weekend is shaping up pretty nicely.

Tamika Edwards Joins Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Tamika Edwards, director of public policy at Southern Bancorp Community Partners, has been hired as director of governmental affairs at Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, based in Little Rock. Edwards was selected as an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree in 2010.

Soup Sunday

by Staff 4/1/2014 12:01 am

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families hosted its annual Soup Sunday at Embassy Suites. Ben Brainard, co-proprietor and chef at Local Lime, served as VIP chef at the event, which also included entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds benefited the mission of AACF.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Friend of Children Luncheon

by Staff 3/1/2014 12:01 am

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families held its annual Friend of Children Luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Library. Award recipients included Judge Wiley Branton Jr., Dr. Tom Bruce and the late Dr. Betty A. Lowe.

Attorney Khayyam Eddings Nourishes Policy for Arkansas Children and Families

by Todd Traub 2/1/2014 12:00 am

Eddings, an attorney with the Little Rock firm Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP, is the volunteer chairman for this year’s Soup Sunday fundraiser benefiting the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Health Care House Party

by Staff 1/1/2014 12:00 am

Eric McDaniel and Dr. Chad Rodgers, Dr. Eddie Ochoa and Dr. Gary Wheeler hosted a fall house party to celebrate the work of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. Anna Strong, AACF’s health policy director, spoke about the Affordable Care Act on Arkansas’ kids and their families.

Get Ready to Read for Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Week

by Blair Neel 8/14/2013 2:45 pm

Support the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading this week; the campaign, launched by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in collaboration with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, is working to have all children in Arkansas reading at grade level by the end of the third grade.

Rhonda Sanders Named CEO of Arkansas Foodbank

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2013 8:11 am

Rhonda Sanders, a former executive director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, has been named CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank, the largest nongovernment source of food aid for the hungry in Arkansas.

Kirk Bradshaw Soups Up Support for Arkansas Advocates

by Jennifer Pyron 2/1/2013 12:00 am

Local financial advisor and professed political junkie Kirk Bradshaw rolls up his sleeves to revamp Soup Sunday, the annual fundraiser for Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families