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...]

UCA ANNOUNCES NONPROFIT WORKSHOP SERIES

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will launch a series of professional development workshops for nonprofits starting this fall and continuing in the spring. All workshops are free and open to nonprofit professionals. The first installment of the series is a two-part workshop titled “Board Development Workshop: Donor Communication & … [Read more...]

UCA CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY CAMPUS

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Outreach and Community Engagement celebrated the grand opening of the new Arkansas Coding Academy campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin was a special guest speaker at the ceremony. “The Arkansas Coding Academy is the perfect example of local entities – UCA, the Chamber of Commerce and businesses – … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]