January 18, 2018
-Camille Richoux, Vice Chair of the Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Dr. Anika Whitfield | The 8th Annual Rally for Reproductive Justice hosted by Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice will be held Saturday, January 20th at the Arkansas State Capitol. A ‘March on the Polls’ will kickoff at 12 noon on Capitol Avenue and lead up to the Capitol steps where the Rally will begin at 1pm. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Anika Whitfield from Save Our Schools Little Rock. The coalition is on a mission to help improve education, access and equality with regards to reproductive rights and services for all Arkansans. Reproductive Justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights. For more information, visit Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice on Facebook or ACforRJ on Twitter or email [email protected].
-Betty Dukes, Program Administrator; and Robert Watson, Program Coordinator for the Foster Grandparent Program | Arkansas Department of Human Services has a program that will allow senior citizens to be foster grandparent volunteers. The Foster Grandparent Program has been around over 30 years and is federally funded through Corporation of National and Community Service under the umbrella of Senior Corps. The dual purpose is to engage persons 55 or older, with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide quality volunteer experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers. Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs. To be qualified, volunteers have to meet eligibility guidelines and commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week in a classroom setting. Some of the benefits include mileage reimbursement, free physical exams, earn personal leave time, and receive a stipend every 2 weeks. To learn more, call 501-682-7540 or email [email protected].
-Dr. Howard O. Gibson, Interim President of Arkansas Baptist College | Need a fresh start for 2018? Register anytime this month during Rolling Enrollment and start your first day of class on any of the Buffalo Stampede Session dates for Spring 2018 [February 1st, March 1st, and April 2nd]. Arkansas Baptist also offers Web-Enhanced Learning, and will provide Debt Forgiveness for Student Tuition/Spring 2018 to qualifying applicants. To find out if you are eligible to receive debt forgiveness or to register, call the Admissions Office at 501-420-1234 or Enrollment Management at 903-941-4763. *The mission of the college is to prepare students for a life of service grounded in academic scholarship, the liberal arts tradition, social responsibility, Christian development and preparation for employment in a global community. To learn more about Arkansas Baptist College, visit www.arkansasbaptist.edu.