The Children International program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $1,179,100 to continue providing health, education, and extracurricular resources for pre-K-12 students in central Arkansas.
Funded by the global Children International nonprofit organization, the UA Little Rock program serves approximately 2700 children and youth in central Arkansas. The program offers a variety of programs, including cooking classes, emergency food assistance, and a children’s choir.
Children International Director Ryan Davis is driven to help all kids who walk in the doors. “Our vision [is for] every child graduating from Little Rock Children’s International [to be] healthy, educated, and empowered to break through the poverty of opportunity” says Davis.
Along with the awarded grant, UA Little Rock Children International will receive an additional $65,000 in sponsorship support. Combined with the funding from the global Children International organization, the UA Little Rock program may receive up to $1,244,100.
Currently, they are renovating their permanent space located at 2510 Fair Park Boulevard. These renovations will completely overhaul and beautify their current space.
For more information on UA Little Rock Children International, visit their website at ualr.edu/children .