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 and Strugglers: A Growing Economic Divide on Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the  UCA campus in Conway.

Thrivers and Strugglers will explore how race, education and age affect wealth building in America. This event, based on research conducted by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, will help participants understand poverty in Arkansas and share promising practices that address poverty at the local level. The goal of the event is to bring together community and nonprofit leaders, along with citizens from around the state who want to be a part of solving economic inequality.

For more information, visit uca.edu/povertystudies or contact Shelby Fiegel, managing director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, at (501) 450-5269 or sfiegel@uca.edu.

About the Center for Community and Economic Development
The Center for Community and Economic Development’s mission is to have a positive impact on communities by equipping leaders with economic tools and resources, building consensus to achieve community goals and bringing UCA resources and communities together. CCED envisions communities across Arkansas and the country with robust economies, a flourishing quality of life and diverse and engaged citizen leaders. CCED provides customized training and technical assistance to communities and their leaders. Learn more at uca.edu/cced.

About the UCA Poverty Studies Working Group
The Poverty Studies Working Group at the University of Central Arkansas was established in 2019 as a communication and service hub that orchestrates and highlights various conferences, lectures, and educational opportunities focused on research and experiential learning that target poverty in Arkansas.