We focus on employability because we understand that to have any hope of escaping poverty, income from stable work is essential. Youth need to obtain skills that employers require while being involved in programs that focus on education and empowerment! This combination puts our youth on the right path, but there’s still work to do. We help CI youth and young adults develop workplace skills to help them be successful at their jobs and change their lives for good. Take a look at our Employability Programs. 


Road to College & Career Program (R2C2)
The R2C2 program prepares high school students for success through in-school workshops focusing on life skills, career skills, and creating a realistic (and flexible!) post-graduation plan. R2C2 also provides college & career support through field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and parent workshops. R2C2 is currently offered at Little Rock Central High School and  Little Rock Southwest Magnet High School. We are looking to branch out to other schools! Keep an eye out! Your school may be next!


HOPE Scholarship
Each year we offer the HOPE Scholarship to 10 graduating seniors who are enrolled in the Children International program. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, fees, etc. The applications are available each Spring. Preference is given to students who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; strong motivation for pursuing higher education/trade school; first generation college student (i.e. neither parent has obtained a 4-year degree)
For more information and to apply, click here.

CI Alumni Network
When our students graduate high school, they join the CI Alumni Network! The network is designed to support CI young adults ages 18-24 through community-building, job opportunities, educational resources, and more. If you are a CI ALUM, connect with us TODAY!

For more information on our Employability programs, contact Talethe Collins, tncollins@ualr.edu.