Tagged: winthrop rockefeller foundation

Ashley Golleher Selected to Head Government Relations at Tech (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Ashley Golleher has been named director of government relations at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

Sherece West-Scantlebury on Who Gets Grants from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Sherece West-Scantlebury has been involved in philanthropy for 25 years.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Create Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 8:00 am

Programs take a hard look at developing valuable soft skills in future employees.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Partner for Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 8:00 am

Project Future Story partnership supports students as they gain skills and education employers desire.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Demand Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2017 10:06 am

Partnerships and initiatives identify skilled workers of the future in an effort to improve opportunities in Arkansas.

SPONSORED: Arkansas Is Open for Business, But Are We Ready?

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 8:00 am

Businesses and schools are partnering with programs to prepare students to join the workforce of the future.

Springdale Wins All-America City Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:59 am

Springdale on Tuesday announced that it has received the All-America City Award for helping young children achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.

Data Shows Value of Advanced High School Classes in Arkansas

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/12/2016 7:11 am

An eight-year effort to enroll more high school students in advanced placement classes has paid off as they earned higher salaries after graduating from college, according to a recent study.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that’s just minutes away.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

AR Kids Reads Looks for More Volunteers

by Alexis Crowe 9/11/2015 3:35 pm

AR Kids Read announced a $70,000 matching grant from the combined efforts of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Fifty for the Future, Arkansas Community Foundation and The National Christian Foundation at an event on Sept. 8.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

ForwARd Arkansas Conducts Survey, Plans Study of State Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 11:43 am

ForwARd Arkansas is asking educators, parents, students and other stakeholders to complete a survey on how to prepare Arkansas students for success in college and the workplace.

Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

by Associated Press 8/14/2014 1:34 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.

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.

Sherece West-Scantlebury: Asking ‘Why?’

by Kate Knable 2/25/2013 12:00 am

As president and CEO of the nonprofit Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation of Little Rock, Sherece West-Scantlebury is the leader of a staff of nine and oversees an organization that through year-end 2011 had received $25.6 million in funding from the estate of former Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. The philanthropic organization was created using money the former governor left at his death in 1973.

Rockefeller Study: Immigrants Provide Economic Boost, But 4 in 10 Here Illegally

by Mark Carter 1/8/2013 2:33 pm

A study commissioned by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation found that roughly four in 10 immigrants in Arkansas are in the country illegally, but that immigrants as a whole provide a net positive impact on the state's economy.

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to Present 'Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas' at Clinton School Tuesday

by Lauren James 1/7/2013 8:00 am

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will be presenting its three-volume report "A Profile on Immigrants in Arkansas 2013" tomorrow (Jan. 8) at the Clinton School of Public Service.

Foundation Gives Delta Technology Education Center in Dumas $150,000

by Associated Press 10/29/2012 1:14 pm

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to support a technology center in southeast Arkansas.