Conway, AR —The University of Central Arkansas’ e-Mentoring program, D.R.E.A.M. Team, was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation and partnering entity, Arkansas Community Foundation, on June 3, 2014.
D.R.E.A.M. team representatives, President Johnathan Mablin and Advisor Shaneil Ealy, accepted the generous award at the reception hosted by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame at Mosaic Templars in Little Rock. Ealy, author of the grant, states, “We are excited about the opportunity to expand and enhance our program with the funds provided by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.”
UCA’s D.R.E.A.M. team was among ACANSA Arts Festival, Ambitious Girls, Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Hearts and Hooves, Future Builders, Inc., and many other nonprofit organizations and worthwhile causes from across the state to receive awards through the Black Hall of Fame.
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is a volunteer driven organization that seeks to provide financial assistance to improve the lives of Black and other under-served populations in Arkansas through education, health and wellness and youth development efforts. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, the foundation provides grants to other charitable endeavors in the community whose primary focus is in the areas of youth development, health and wellness, education, and business/economic development.
The Diversity, Responsibility, Engagement, Academics, Mentorship (D.R.E.A.M) Team is an Outreach-based program, sponsored by the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, designed for UCA students to encourage middle school to high school aged students realize their potential and identify their personal strengths in order to set positive goals for their lives.