Arkansas Non-Profits http://ualrpublicradio.org en Arkansas Food Bank Reports Record Year http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-food-bank-reports-record-year <p>The Arkansas Food Bank is reporting that it distributed a record amount of food in 2013. The Food Bank’s warehouse tallied 20,915,960 pounds of food last year, about 4.5 millions pounds above 2012’s amount. Spokesman Tyler Lindsey said a group effort by all the Food Bank’s staff members led to a successful year in distributing products.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:14:55 +0000 Chris Hickey 16913 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Food Bank Reports Record Year Arkansas Couple’s Donation To Youth Home Provides Transportation For Teens http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-couple-s-donation-youth-home-provides-transportation-teens <p>A recent financial donation to Arkansas’s oldest and largest psychiatric treatment facility for adolescents is expected to help clients improve their lives.</p><p style="margin: 0pt 0pt 10pt;"><a href="http://www.youthhome.org/index.html#">Youth Home</a> is a private non-profit psychiatric treatment center for emotionally troubled young people. A $75,000 donation to the organization has enabled officials to buy vans and make other facility upgrades.</p><p style="margin: 0pt 0pt 10pt;">David Napier is Youth Home’s executive director.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:40:31 +0000 Malcolm Glover 8269 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Couple’s Donation To Youth Home Provides Transportation For Teens Local Non-Profit Opens Office, Helps Immigrants http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/local-non-profit-opens-office-helps-immigrants <p></p><p>As an immigration reform bill is expected to be debated and amended in the U.S. Senate this week, a local immigrant advocacy group is settling into its own&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">office for the summer. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">El Zócalo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immigrant Resource Center assists families who need to navigate processes like getting proper medical care or other services. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:36:49 +0000 Chris Hickey 6233 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Black Hall Of Fame Announces 17 Grants http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-black-hall-fame-announces-17-grants <p>The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation has announced that that it's awarding $50,000 in grants that will be shared among 17 nonprofit groups and agencies across the state.</p><p>The grants are administered by the Arkansas Community Foundation and are intended to support projects focused on education, health and wellness, youth development and small businesses and economic development.</p><p>The Hall of Fame says the grants will be awarded Thursday night during a ceremony at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:53:16 +0000 Associated Press 5771 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hope Rising In Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: Part Three http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hope-rising-helena-west-helena-arkansas-part-three <p></p><p>Communities throughout the Arkansas Delta often battle against a rising tide of economic woes. As factories close and labor-intensive jobs leave small towns, populations dwindle in many rural cities.</p><p></p><p>For decades, outside investments from banks and charitable organizations helped stimulate marginal growth, but most of the heavy lifting necessary to revitalize communities must be done by the people who live there.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:18:12 +0000 Malcolm Glover 4748 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hope Rising In Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: Part Three