UA Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students. Pictured, from left to right, are three of the UA Little Rock employees responsible for researching and writing the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant: Heather Reed, Dr. Daryl Rice, and Cassie Jo Gehring. Photo by Angie Faller.

U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students to help them complete their college education. Continue reading “U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students”

To celebrate Diversity Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Diversity Council has scheduled a variety of events set to take place throughout the month of March. Presentations will include discussions on a range of topics, research findings, and historical events.

UA Little Rock Announces Events to Recognize Diversity Month

To celebrate Diversity Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Diversity Council has scheduled a variety of events set to take place throughout the month of March. Presentations will include discussions on a range of topics, research findings, and historical events. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Announces Events to Recognize Diversity Month”

Rebecca Glazier

Little Rock Congregations Study seeks to benefit, connect congregations through new survey

When Rebecca Glazier first began the Little Rock Congregations Study in 2012, her goal was to learn about faith-based community engagement and to provide her students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. In 2020, her goal is to use the results to make a difference in the community by bringing together congregations and nonprofits who want to tackle Little Rock’s biggest problems.  Continue reading “Little Rock Congregations Study seeks to benefit, connect congregations through new survey”

Rebecca Glazier

UA Little Rock study explores need to form partnerships between nonprofits, congregations

While many nonprofits and religious congregations partner together to help people in need in the Little Rock area, more partnerships are needed to meet the city’s growing demand for services, according to the results of a University of Arkansas at Little Rock study. Continue reading “UA Little Rock study explores need to form partnerships between nonprofits, congregations”

‘Nonprofits’ the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture

The UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a talk on “Nonprofit Capacity Building Strategies” by Dr. Kirk Leach, assistant professor in UA Little Rock’s School of Public Affairs. Continue reading “‘Nonprofits’ the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture”

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UA Little Rock Downtown lecture series kicks off Feb. 6

UA Little Rock Downtown kicks off its lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Chancellor Andrew Rogerson giving the inaugural lecture. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Downtown lecture series kicks off Feb. 6”

UA Little Rock Downtown opens, announces lecture series

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock celebrated the opening of UA Little Rock Downtown on Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a reception and unveiling of the historic Joe Jones’ 1935 mural, The Struggle in the South. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Downtown opens, announces lecture series”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier (left) discusses the Little Rock Congregations Study with student researchers in fall 2018. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is researching how places of worship in Little Rock work with nonprofit organizations to promote community engagement and provide social services to vulnerable populations.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock”