UCA SELECTS SHERIDAN FOR KICK START INITIATIVE

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, has selected Sheridan as this year’s Community Development Kick Start community. As the 2018 Kick Start community, Sheridan will undergo a thorough assessment of the community’s challenges and opportunities, with recommendations on how to … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected UCA undergraduate student Alexandra Taylor of Conway for the summer 2018 Community and Economic Development Fellowship. The fellowship will run May through July, with a site visit to a community and economic development organization occurring each month. “I really hope to gain more knowledge about e … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS PARTNER TO HOST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

  The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with community development organizations and other institutions to host the Community Development Summit Tuesday, April 24 in Harrison. Partners included Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, North Arkansas College, Winthrop Rockefeller … [Read more...]

KICK START ALMA ACTION PLAN TO BE UNVEILED

WHAT:           Kick Start Alma Community Action Plan Unveiling WHEN:           10-11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 WHERE:         Courtyard of the Alma High School 101 E. Main Street Alma, Arkansas WHO:             UCA Center for Community and Economic Development City of Alma Alma School District Alma Area Chamber of Commerce DETAILS: The University of Central Arkansas Cent … [Read more...]

UCA MANAGING CONWAY YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The University of Central Arkansas will take over the administration of the Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI), formerly known as the Faulkner County Youth Leadership Institute. CAYLI will be led by the UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, graduates of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and dedicated volunteers. “Leadership development is a critical component o … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP

First class of fellows also announced CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has launched a new Community and Economic Development Fellowship program to prepare students for careers in the field. The five students who were selected for this spring’s program are Danny Baxter of Clarksville; Jacob Holland of Cabot; Jordan Johnson of Jac … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS SERIES

Talks include nationally recognized facilitator  CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a series of Conway Conversations lunch and learn events. On Thursday, March 1, participants will discuss one of three books: “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene’ Brown, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates or “Everyone Communicates, Few C … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS AAUW INTEREST MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas will host an interest meeting for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Conway Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street. The Conway Branch of AAUW, founded in the 1920's, is “looking to revitalize its membership to continue its legacy of empowering women in the Conway and Faulkner County areas,” said Mari … [Read more...]

CDI APPOINTS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute announced the appointment of four new advisory board members. The CDI Advisory Board was formed in 2002 to assist with the development of CDI curriculum, marketing and promotion, resource development and external stakeholder support. Individuals are invited to join the CDI Advisory Board based on their experience, knowledge and … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS POVERTY SIMULATION

WHAT:           Living on the Edge – Poverty Simulation  WHEN:           Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 1:40-4:30 p.m. WHERE:         McCastlain Hall - Ballroom DETAILS: Civic leaders and other members of the community are invited to participate in the UCA Living on the Edge: A Poverty Simulation. This simulation is an experiential setting that allows participants to view poverty from different an … [Read more...]