Need Assistance? Visit this New Community Resources Portal!

The Arkansas Department of Education has launched a new Statewide Community Resources Portal to connect families with information about support services around the state! It contains over 50 categories of resources from financial to healthcare, daycare, transportation, and housing…and is updated daily with new resources, too!

Learn more about local Apprenticeship Programs on January 9th with Diamond State Vocational School!

Learn about requirements for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship
opportunities, training details and more through Diamond State Vocational School, the WIOA Youth Program, and more at this virtual meeting at 11 AM – 12 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

For questions, contact Don Smith, Director of Diamond State Vocational School at (501) 483-8575 or Yolanda Carman at (501) 733-4973.

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New CDL Training

Get a fresh start as a professional truck driver!

TriState Career Center is expanding to a second location for their CDL school and is now accepting new students! Most of the carriers we work with start offering jobs to students before they graduate and annual starting pay is around $45,000 with lots of room for earning more. We can also help people with criminal backgrounds!

New Assistance for Parents

Are you a parent who needs help with employment, housing, transportation, or childcare?! We’re proud to partner with a local nonprofit, Restore Hope, in their new 100 Families initiative in Pulaski County.

This initiative helps families move from crisis to career, using existing community resources, by engaging community partners, training agencies on a collaborative case management system, and recruiting case managers to respond when a family is in crisis.

Get in touch today and find out if you qualify!

Free Thanksgiving Meals in Arkansas!

Below are some options if you need assistance with foood for Thanskgiving this year!

 Through partnerships with other companies, Walmart is launching a Free Thanksgiving Dinner program. To receive the dinner, download the Ibotta app or download Ibotta’s web browser extension, click on the “Free Thanksgiving Dinner” offer, and shop for your Thanksgiving items at any Walmart or at Walmart.com. More information is available here.

More food pantries and options can be found here.

Election Information

Joy to the Polls

Hospitality, food, music and voter support to be offered in COVID-safe manner at 9 central Arkansas voting centers!

WHEN: Election Day Tuesday, November 3 7:30AM – 6PM
WHERE: Jacksonville Community Center -5 Municipal Dr.

WHAT: Free meals provided by World Central Kitchen. Hospitality will include packaged snacks as well as a food truck offering small hot meals to *take away* and eat at home. (Voters will be discouraged from lingering, due to COVID precautions.) Music Brief “Flash mob” style pop-up entertainment.