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Ambassadors, advocates, and activists are making Arkansas a place of opportunity for all. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, WRF president and CEO, is celebrating 10 years of service at the Foundation. We created the "10 Years of Transformation" series to recognize some of our grantee partners and leaders who have transformed Arkansas. They make Arkansas better. With Sherece as host of “10 Years of Transformation,” she talks to leaders about their partnership with WRF, progress toward transforming Arkansas, and their unwavering commitment to create a thriving and prosperous Arkansas.



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We can expect more of Arkansas's economic future when business and education leaders demand change, create innovative solutions, and form partnerships to ensure more Arkansans earn the degrees and ...
Our House is a national model that empowers home and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed. Former Our House executive director Georgia Mjartan and Sherece talk about how Our House’s ...

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Arkansas's future will be brighter if we prepare every student to read at grade level by the end of third grade. Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR) director Angela Duran and ...
Arkansas residents are taking action to prepare students to graduate high school ready to succeed in college and the workplace. ForwARd Arkansas is committed to ensuring every Arkansas student ...

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The rights of Arkansas’s immigrants are non-negotiable. We all have a role in supporting immigrant-integration to strengthen Arkansas’s economy and communities. Arkansas United Community ...
Grassroots leaders are transforming Arkansas's future by building civic leadership and engaging residents in community change. Arkansas Public Policy Panel (APPP) executive director Bill Kopsky ...

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Philanthropic partnerships are essential. Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy director Dr. Charlotte L. Williams, Arkansas Community Foundation president and CEO ...
Arkansas's rural residents are an economic powerhouse. The Rural Community Alliance builds the collective power of residents to effect change in rural communities. It is up to all of us to support ...

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Rural Community Alliance (RCA) is helping residents transform their rural communities into places where everyone can learn and succeed. RCA chief operating officer Rene Carr and Sherece discuss ...
When rural leaders are empowered they are unstoppable champions for their communities. Phoenix Youth and Family Services president and CEO Toyce Newton and Sherece talk about the importance of ...