COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AT UCA APPOINTS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute (CDI) has announced the appointment of six new advisory board members. The six new members include Lisa Johnson, president of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce in Louisiana; Bill Luther, president and CEO of the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce; Talicia Richardson, executive director of 64.6 … [Read more...]

CITY OF VAN BUREN, THRIVE, UCA PARTNER ON COMMUNITY BRANDING INITIATIVE 

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), in partnership with nonprofit design firm Thrive, will assist the city of Van Buren with a branding initiative. The branding development process will kick off with a workshop that engages leaders at the city, the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the Van Buren Advertising and Promotion (A&P) Commission and … [Read more...]

33rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AT UCA CONCLUDES WITH GRADUATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

A diverse group of over 140 community leaders from the mid-south region participated in the 33rd annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The five-day training session, held July 29 through Aug. 2, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. Debra Banks, loan officer and marketing manager at the Arkansas Teachers Federal Credit Union, … [Read more...]

UCA’S BRUNER ELECTED TO METROPLAN LIVABLE COMMUNITIES REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Moriah Bruner, project coordinator for the Center for Community and Economic Development in the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to a four-year term on Metroplan’s Livable Communities Regional Advisory Committee. Metroplan, the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization under Title 23 of the United States Code, serves as … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST STATEWIDE EVENT TO DISCUSS POVERTY

WHAT: Thrivers & Strugglers: A Growing Economic Divide WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an optional session lasting until 4:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Central Arkansas, Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center DETAILS: The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development and Poverty Studies Working Group invite the media to attend Thrivers … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS POVERTY SIMULATION IN NEWPORT

The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) at the University of Central Arkansas partnered with the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas State University – Newport to host a poverty simulation for community leaders in Jackson County and the surrounding region. The simulation was held on Friday, March 1 at ASUN’s Student Center. Over 80 local leaders participated in the … [Read more...]

UCA’S CODING ACADEMY, CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE POSTPONE PRESS CONFERENCE

Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) and the City of Fayetteville are postponing a press conference that was scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 to celebrate the opening of a new ArCA campus in northwest Arkansas. The press conference will be rescheduled at a later date. More details will be released when they are available. For more information, please contact … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) at the University of Central Arkansas has selected undergraduate students Javier Hernandez of Rogers, Katie Weaver of Wynne, Marco Ramirez of Bentonville and Ra’Shan Stubbs of Nassau, Bahamas for the spring Community and Economic Development (CED) Fellowship. The mission of the CED fellowship is to expose students to a variety of community … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES 2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

                The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected undergraduate students Hawa Nouhou Abarchi of Niamey, Niger, and Margaret Hacker of Jonesboro, Arkansas, for the fall Community and Economic Development (CED) Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to expose students to a variety … [Read more...]

UCA BEARS FOR CARE PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES

By Taylor Treviso Division of Outreach and Community Engagement The University of Central Arkansas Bears for CARE program will host free respite care events and provide services for families of children with special health needs.  The first event is Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Compass Academy in Conway. Families with children who have special health needs between ages 4-18 and … [Read more...]