UALR Children International

We help families and communities, one child at a time.

Since 1994 Children International and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been working in partnership to provide health and dental care, educational support, family assistance and other services to help empower children and families in their efforts to break through the barriers of poverty. To date, this partnership has benefited more than 16,000 children and youth living in Little Rock. Each year UALR CI sponsors 3,200 children and youth, ages 4-18, recruited from five partner schools serving the neighborhoods of Central and Southwest Little Rock.

CI News

  • Saving Money and Saving Lives
    “I had no idea turkey bacon has this much sodium?!”   One of many verbalized enlightenments that could be heard during the Cooking Matters…  
  • The ABCs of Good Hygiene
     “Can anyone tell me how to monitor your personal hygiene?”  This is the question we have been posing to fourth and fifth- grade students…  
  • Dentistry 101
    “Open your mouth really wide…I gotta see those teeth way back there!” Future Smiles Dental program made its annual visit to elementary to give…