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The Child Care Conundrum: Economic Realities for ALICE Families

Lack of access to child care is a growing threat to workforce recruitment and retention. read more >

Nick Stevens Appointed Executive Director of Creative Institute

He co-founded the Conway institute in 2020. read more >

Seeking Help for ALICE Arkansans (Harvey Williams Commentary)

New approaches and collaborations can unlock potential for Arkansas entrepreneurs. read more >
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Rockefeller Foundation to Host Summit on Social Justice, Equity

The Starshine Narrative Summit is scheduled for June 30 and will feature speakers including nationally-recognized bestselling authors, politicians and business leaders. read more >

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Foster Care Initiative

The partnership will provide funds to select community-based entities for supportive and preventive services. read more >
Rachel Guerin of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas
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Guerin Picked to Lead United Way of Northeast Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Rachel Guerin has been hired as the executive director of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas. read more >
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The Consumer’s Political Influence (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Just one segment of consumerism, political consumers are defined as those who purchase or choose not to purchase for political reasons certain goods and services. read more >
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Groups Eliminate $35M in Medical Debt for 24,000 Arkansans

Payments are being sent to individuals and families in all 75 counties, with an average debt of about $1,500 being erased. read more >
Marta Loyd, CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain, has a mission to keep the former governor’s legacy alive.
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Rockefeller Groups Live Up to Rich NameLock Icon

Almost 50 years after Winthrop Rockefeller died, the three nonprofits seeded by his fortune are evolving their missions for doing good in Arkansas, the nation and the world read more >
Murray Britton and Michael Desalvo of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
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Kuruvilla Selected as Counselor for Welding Society (Movers & Shakers)

Viji Kuruvilla, vice president of quality at Lexicon in Little Rock, has been named a counselor of the American Welding Society. read more >
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Women Entrepreneurs: Cash Is King (Jeana Tacker Commentary)

Each struggling organization can likely point to multiple reasons for failing to keep the doors open, but far too often those struggles can be traced back to poor planning, especially as it relates to building a cash reserve. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
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Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better EconomyLock Icon

Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Launches Faith Initiative

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation recently announced that it is launching a new initiative, the Micah Fellows Program, to help Arkansas faith leaders champion economic justice and anti-poverty efforts in their communities. read more >
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Winrock, AEDC Launch Online Hub for Opportunity Zones

Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission launch Opportunity Arkansas, a website with information about investing in Opportunity Zones. read more >
SBA Arkansas District Director Edward Haddock
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Rockefeller Report: Minority Access to Capital Needs ImprovementLock Icon

During federal fiscal years 2017-20, Arkansas lenders made more than $658 million loans through the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. Of that total, only about $10 million or 1.5% went to Black-owned businesses in the state. read more >
Sherece West-ScantleburyPresident & CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
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Report Shows Gaps in Lending to Minority Businesses in Arkansas

Minorities and women do not have the same access to capital as their white male counterparts, a systemic issue that can be addressed, a panel of Arkansas bank leaders and a small-business owner says. read more >
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Report: 41% of Arkansas Households Struggle to Make Ends Meet

About 41% of Arkansas households are trapped by low wages and rising costs and are unable to afford basic needs, according to a report released by Entergy Arkansas and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. read more >
Ashley GolleherArkansas Tech University
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Ashley Golleher Selected to Head Government Relations at Tech (Movers & Shakers)

Ashley Golleher has been named director of government relations at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. read more >
Sherece West-ScantleburyPresident & CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
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Sherece West-Scantlebury on Who Gets Grants from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Sherece West-Scantlebury has been involved in philanthropy for 25 years. read more >
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Expect More, Create Change

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