Advanced Year

Information for Prospective Participants

To register for the CDI 2019 Advanced Year class, please go to: www.regonline.com/cdi2019

Contact Shelby Fiegel at sfiegel@uca.edu for more information.

 


Information for Prospective Communities

The application period for the Community Kick Start program is closed. Please contact cdi@uca.edu if you are interested in applying for future opportunities.

 


Kick Start Sheridan

The 2018 Community Development Kick Start community is Sheridan, AR!

The Center for Community and Economic Development worked with University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension’s (UAEX) Dr. Mark Peterson and Chaffee Crossing’s Lorie Robertson in Sheridan during the CDI 2018 Advanced Year class. During CDI 2018, a group of professional community and economic professionals and CDI graduates assessed the city. Through their work, the city was provided with a report that will be used as the foundation of their community wide strategic action planning effort.

UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development and UAEX will assist Sheridan for an additional nine months by holding community forums, constructing a core leadership group, and guiding the community through a planning process. The end result of the Kick Start Sheridan initiative will be the development of a strategic action plan for the community.

Read the report prepared by the CDI 2018 Advanced Year Class here:

 

 


Kick Start Alma

Follow Alma’s progress here: Kick Start Alma

Watch the “Kick Start Alma” promotional video here.

View the final Kick Start Alma Action Plan here:

Read the printed/abridged report prepared by the Advanced Year Class here:

Read the full report prepared by the Advanced Year Class here:

 


 

Kick Start Lonoke

Follow Kick Start Lonoke’s progress here: Kick Start Lonoke

Watch the “Kick Start Lonoke” promotional video here.

View the final Action Plan here:

Read the report prepared by the Advanced Year Class here:

 


 

Kick Start Heber Springs

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Learn more about Kick Start Heber Springs through the community’s Kick Start video, found here.

Read the report prepared by the Advanced Year Class here: Advanced Year Report

The Kick Start Heber Springs Action Plan: A Blueprint for the Future can be found here:

 


 

Kick Start Paris

Teaming up with Dr. Mark Peterson of the U of A Cooperative Extension, the Center for Community and Economic Development launched the 2014 CDI Advanced Year into the community of Paris, AR. Through months of community forums and intensive planning, the community created a plan for success that would drive them into a successful future.

Learn more about Kick Start Lonoke through the community’s Kick Start video, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqqrbXSWPn8

The Paris Action Plan can be found here: Paris Action Plan