Arkansas Health Impact of Housing Project Releases Preliminary Report

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2017

Contact:  Neil Sealy, Arkansas Community Institute, (501) 376-7151 or (501) 346-9617

Arkansas Health Impact of Housing Project Releases Preliminary Report

Says House Bill 1166 Does Not Address Health Hazards

Found in Substandard Housing

Little Rock, AR — This morning a group of health researchers, non-profit and legal services organizations, renters, landlords and homeowners released a preliminary report on the health impact of House Bill 1166 (HB1166) and the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act.  The report found that HB1166 would not improve the health and safety of rental property in the state and would not bring balance to Arkansas’ landlord tenant laws.  Dr. Alesia Ferguson from the UAMS Fay Boozman College of Public Health gave a presentation about the links between housing and health. Amy Pritchard from UALR Bowen School of Law outlined the provisions of HB1166 and compared it to a new bill filed by Rep. Warwick Sabin (HB2135).  Roshon Vance, a former resident of Alexander Apartments, spoke about his experiences living in substandard rental property..

The presentation is posted here:

Materials from the presentation are attached.  Members of the Health Impact of Housing Project are available for interview by contacting Neil Sealy at the number above.

2 Attachments:

March Happenings at Mosaic Templars

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Submit your work for Creativity Arkansas!
Calling all artists! We are currently accepting submissions for our Creativity Arkansas collection. This year’s theme is “Hidden No More,” and the deadline for submissions is March 27.
Read More

Arkansas Made, Black Crafted on SALE at the Museum Store
Don’t forget to check out Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s Museum Store! The MTCC Store is an invaluable resource for teachers, students, avid readers, history lovers and knowledge seekers. Our shelves are stocked with best sellers, graphic historical novels and interesting reads from some of today’s most popular authors. Also check out our newest product line, “Arkansas Made, Black Crafted,” which features items made in Arkansas by African American artisans.
Through March 31, Arkansas Made, Black Crafted items are 10% OFF! Visit our exhibits and shop our store today!
Learn how to make soap, jewelry
Learn how to make soap using items from the grocery store! Our third Arkansas Made, Black Crafted workshop will be March 18, and participants will be able to take home the soap they make.
Then, on March 23, attend our jewelry making workshop to learn how to make copper-wrapped stone and crystal jewelry. Each participant will be able to take home a “caged” stone.
Registration for each of these workshops is $25, and space is limited! Call (501) 683-3593 or email for more information.

A Walk Down Historic West Ninth Street: April 1
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center presents, “A Walk Down Historic West 9th Street.” This walking tour will highlight historic African American businesses and points of interest on West 9th Street from Broadway to Izard Streets.
Read More

Spring Break Mini-Camps
Looking for Spring Break activities for the kids? Check out our Spring Break Mini-Camps! We’ll spend the week exploring music, science and history. Then, we’ll conclude with a special guest – Tommy Terrific!
Read More

Lunch ‘n Learn with Marvin Williams: March 31
Join us at noon on March 31 for a FREE Lunch n’ Learn with Marvin Williams. Marvin Williams is a home cook with a large Facebook following as Marvin Williams’ Cooking Adventures and a cookbook by the same name.
Read More

Civil Rights & the Arts in America
Join us on April 19 for “Civil Rights and the Arts in 2017 America: A Conversation with Terence Blanchard and Charles Blow.”
Terence Blanchard and Charles Blow will discuss the state of civil rights in the United States, as well as the uniqueness of music and the arts as a catalyst for unity. The event is a collaboration between MTCC, Oxford American Magazine, the Clinton School of Public Service, and UCA College of Fine Arts & Communication that is free and open to the public.
Read More

Pettaway Neighborhood Clean Up – Mission Complete!

Many thanks to the residents of Pettaway Neighborhood who braved the wind and cold on Saturday to help keep our neighborhood a little more shiny.  We had nine brave adults and young adults who cleaned streets and the park for almost three hours.  All of this was part of the city-wide, Keep Little Rock Beautiful event on the same day.  Again thanks to all who participated and we will see you again next year!




March 6, 2017

View this email in your browser

The 15th anniversary of the Little Rock Marathon was a “Runalicious” success! With over 14,000 participants throughout the weekend from all over the country and world, race organizers, sponsors, and volunteers had Good and Plenty” to be proud of. As always, participants had a big “PayDay” with the biggest medals in the country. Even with “Gumdrops” falling from the sky, “Mounds” of fun were had by all and the annual event benefiting the Parks and Recreation Department is worth much more than “100 Grand” with an impact estimated at more than $6 million to the local economy.

From the Mayor’s Desk


Last Tuesday, the Little Rock Police Department and Human Resources Department, along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Human Resources Research Organization, presented the City of Little Rock’s plan to remedy the current officer shortage. The plan has five focus areas: the hiring process; recruiting; backgrounds and polygraphs; training; and community partnerships.

This is a bit of a lengthy post, but I wanted to make sure you are all aware of the City’s efforts on this very important issue.

The Hiring Process

A key component to this area of the plan is the development of a continuous hiring process that will allow for a quality applicant pool to be ready for Basic Recruit School every 15-18 weeks, meaning there will be four classes graduate in 2017, instead of previous year’s two. Other improvements include: better communication between LRPD and HR; re-evaluation of the Structured Interview Process; development of a pre-test training program for the Civil Service exam; and implementation of an overall composite score based on written exam, structured interview, and other factors such as education, military background, and bilingual abilities.


As part of the plan, there will be a large push for increased recruitment efforts that we hope will involve the entire community. This effort will include a re-branding that highlights LRPD’s mission of “protecting life and property through Teamwork with the community while embracing mutual Respect and Understanding…professional Service that is unbiased, consistent and Transparent.” You will soon see recruitment materials with “Aspire…to make a difference” and “I Can See the Blue in You,” as seen below. There will be an increased push to recruit through social media and online presence that highlight hiring incentives that include a $5,000 bonus upon completion of the Academy and residency incentives ($5,000 for house down payment or $2,500 toward deposit on an apartment). Finally, the recruitment unit has already been enlarged and the entire department is committed to being deliberate about creating an inviting atmosphere that promotes the agency and re-enforces the idea that everyone is a recruiter.

Background and Polygraphs

This area of the plan centers on speeding up the process of investigating recruits’ background and reevaluating disqualification standards while retaining the ability to still accept only worthy candidates. This will include the acquisition of background investigation software to streamline the process, a formal reevaluation of current Disqualification Standards, the ability to review applicants’ social media platforms, and a forum to review questionable background information.


One key area of the overall plan is to make the Department more attractive for officers with experience from other agencies to join LRPD. As part of that, the Lateral Officer Program will streamline the training process for those with at least 24 months of previous service while having them still eligible for hiring incentives. We currently have 18 such officers who have already applied! There will also be additional staff dedicated to accommodating the increased number of classes and recruits, as well as a new mentoring program for recruits in recruit school.

Community Partnerships

Finally, you will be seeing a large push by LRPD to form partnerships with key community groups and leaders to seek out those that will make great officers. That means further developing relationships with LRSD, vocational schools, Job Corps, military and veteran organizations, criminal justice programs, neighborhood associations, churches, and other organizations. It will also mean reaching out to the “influencers” of potential recruits in addition to the recruits themselves – i.e. teachers, coaches, parents.

TOGETHER, we can close the gap and get our police department fully staffed, helping to make our community safer and provide a remarkable career for many of our qualified citizens. Click the business card below and share the link with anyone you think might be interested in serving their community as part of the Little Rock Police Department.

Mark Stodola


In the News

Broadway Bridge is Open to Traffic!

With little fanfare, the AHTD opened the new Broadway Bridge to traffic Wednesday night, almost a full month ahead of schedule. Additional features including the off ramp for LaHarpe and pedestrian amenities will be opened later on. There will be an official opening celebration April 6. Last Monday, Mayor Stodola participated with North Little Rock, Pulaski County, and AHTD officials in a ceremonial “First Crossing” of the bridge pictured here.

Mayor Stodola Discusses Housing Options for Homeless

Mr. Chuck Levesque, who is President/Executive Director of Depaul USA, the organization that operates the City of Little Rock’s homeless day resource center Jericho Way, met with Mayor Stodola last Tuesday to discuss future plans for establishing transitional housing for the homeless in the area surrounding Jericho Way. Jericho Way is always looking for volunteers, so call (501) 297-8904 to find out how you can help.

City Hall Hosts Black History Month Program

On Tuesday, the City’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission hosted its Black History Month Celebration titled “Non-Violent Protest: The Heart of the Civil Rights Movement” in the rotunda of City Hall featuring music by “Wine & Roses” and spoken word from talented youngpeople from the Little Rock School District who were winners from the “Poets with Passion Spoken Word Competition.”

Little Rock Hosts Chinese Officials

Mayor Stodola and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission hosted Madam Li Xiaolin and a delegation of Chinese officials last Monday for a discussion of economic development opportunities in Little Rock. Madam Li is the most prestigious and highest ranking Chinese official to ever visit Arkansas.

Lassis Inn Amongst Inaugural Food Hall of Fame Honorees

Congratulations to Mr. Elihue Washington and the Lassis Inn for being honored as one of three inductees into the first class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame! The Lassis Inn is a Little Rock institution – serving Little Rock fish lovers since 1905 on E 27th Street. Here’s a fun video if you’ve ever wondered about their “No Dancing” policy. We’ll look forward to many more Little Rock honorees in the future.

Schedule Highlights

Tuesday, March 7

  • 3:00 p.m.
    • Little Rock Conventions and Visitors Bureau Mixer, Heifer Village
  • 4:30 p.m.
    • Little Rock High School Scholars Reception and Recognition Event, City Hall Rotunda
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • Little Rock Board of Directors Meeting, City Hall

Wednesday, March 8

  • 12:00 p.m.
    • LifeQuest Winter Session, Second Presbyterian Church: LifeQuest is a non-profit organization that provides classes and volunteer opportunities for older adults in Central Arkansas.
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Technology Park Authority Meeting, 107 E. Markham Street

Thursday, March 9

  • 11:30 a.m.
    • Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Meeting, Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • River Market Advisory Council Meeting, 3rd Floor River Market
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • Little Rock Fire Department Awards Banquet,  Clinton Center

Saturday, March 11

Sunday, March 12

  • 2:00 p.m.
    • Mayor’s Youth Council Meeting, City Hall

Thursday, March 29 at Noon, West Central Community Center

Stay Connected by Clicking Below!





Click Here to Subscribe or to See Previous Newsletters!

Pettaway Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday March 11th

Neighbors! Please come and join us this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the East Little Rock Resource Center (500 E. 21st St.) so we can clean up our neighborhood in conjunction with the city-wide “Keep Little Rock Beautiful”program.  We will have refreshments and start immediately after working from 15th St. and ending at 24th St. Come on out and meet your neighbors and make your community sparkle a little more.

Downtown Little Rock Update 02 24 17

Mardi Gras royalty at its finest! Arnie, a golden doodle owned by Joe Peacock, and Stella, a golden retriever owned by Leslie Fendley, are the official King and Queen of Barkus! For event details see Barkus on Main below.

Main Street Creative Corridor
February 24-26:  Sister Act, Arkansas Repertory TheatreRaise your voice with The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith in this rapturous new musical based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg! Learn more.

February 26: Barkus on Main–Come on out for Barkus on Main, 1-5 p.m., a Mardi Gras-themed dog party and parade (parade starts at 2 p.m.) in the Main Street Creative Corridor, presented by Hounds Lounge Pet Resort and Spa. There will be prizes for 8 different categories, food and beverages for sale, along with live entertainment by the Big John Miller Band! For more information link here, or call Downtown Little Rock Partnership at 375-0121.

South Main Street area
Ongoing: Reflections–Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987, Esse Purse Museum, 1510 Main Street, in collaboration with Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Thru April 30.

February 25: 2017 South Main Mardi Gras Parade, 12 noon, kicks off at 24th and Main. See the River City Rebels, The Broadway Boilers, Arkansas Circus Arts, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theater, Phatt Hog and the Hogettes, Parkview Mimes, Central High Jazz Band Students, Scimitar Shriners, Arkansas Lions Club and many more! Check out the local merchants while there for more fun activities.
February 25: The Root Café’s 5th Annual Little Rock Beard and Mustache Contest-“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hairiness.” Bernice Garden, 14th and Main. Starts immediately after the parade. This year’s categories: Fullest Beard, Most Original Beard; Lifetime Achievement Categories include Best Natural Beard, Best Groomed Beard and Best Mustache.
February 25: SoMa Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Rogers House, 400 W. 18th. 7-10 p.m., $50. Learn more.
March 7: Screen Printing, South Main Creative, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.

Argenta Arts District
In Downtown North Little Rock. For more information link here.
Ongoing: North Little Rock Restaurant Month. Learn more.
February 24-March 5: The Secret Garden, Argenta Community Theater. Learn more.
February 24-March 25: Naked People with their Clothes On, The Joint’s cabaret theater and coffeehouse. 301 Main Street. Learn more.
March 1: Cregeen’s Wild Turkey 101 Whiskey Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Limited seating. Learn more.
March 3: Sandwiching in History Tour: Old NLR Fire Station, 506 Main. Presented by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Free. Learn more.

MacArthur Park Historic District
Ongoing: Herman Maril, The Strong Forms of Our Experience,  Arkansas Arts Center. Mid-Atlantic modernist from Maryland for his first solo exhibition in Arkansas. Thru April 16Learn more.
Ongoing: Ansel Adams: Early Works, Arkansas Arts Center. American landscape photographer, 41 original prints made from 1920s into 1950s. Thru April 16Learn more.
Ongoing: Mid-Southern Watercolorists–47th Annual Juried Exhibition at Arkansas Arts Center. Thru April 16.Learn more.
February 28: Community Conversation with Studio Gang, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. Ninth, Lower Lobby Lecture Hall, 12 noon. Studio Gang, the design architect selected for the Arkansas Arts Center’s upcoming building project will discuss their firm’s approach to design. Patrons may ask question as well as participate in information-gathering for the upcoming design process. Free. 372-4000 for reservations.
March 5: David & Becki Dahlstedt presented by Friends of Contemporary Craft Conversations, Arkansas Arts Center, 5 p.m. Stoneware potters discuss their process and inspiration. Learn more.
March 9: Korto Momolu in special screening of AETN’s Men and Women of Distinction, Arkansas Arts Center. Wine reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the screening at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A session and fashion show. Free and open to the public, limited seating, reservations required. Learn more or call 372-4000.
March 9: Pay What You Can Night for Fancy Nancy The Musical, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 7 p.m. Show runs March 10-April 2. Learn more.

Robinson Center
For tickets, unless noted otherwise, link here.
March 3: Kountry Wayne-The Tax Refund Tour
March 4-5: Imagine, the Music of John Lennon with the

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Learn more.
March 8-19: Phantom of the Opera
March 28: Brain Candy Live
March 31: Ballet Arkansas’s Turning Pointe Gala, honoring Mayor Mark Stodola. Learn more.
April 3: Gladys Knight
April 10: The Price Is Right Live

Downtown Update 
February 24, 2017
Sign up for our weekly email newsletter! All the latest Downtown Little Rock news, events and happenings sent to your inbox.  Email us herePlease share with a colleague or friend!

Downtown Notes                  
The BIG news for downtown…the Broadway Bridge is scheduled to reopen next week…ahead of schedule. Learn more. (Arkansas Business)
Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre officially announced this week an

eclectic program of plays for 2017-18.  “It might be more varied than ever before! I’m thrilled with the roster we’re offering during my first full season as producing artistic director and sincerely hope you’ll join us for all seven of our productions – it’s sure to be a remarkable year!” Learn more. (Little Rock Culture Vulture)

John DiPippa, dean emeritus and distinguished professor of law and public policy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, has been selected as the law school’s interim dean. Learn more. (UALR Now)
The University of Arkansas Little Rock has raised nearly $500,000 for endowed scholarship funds for art and design students. Tom Clifton, dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, announced the scholarship campaign progress during a February 23 topping out ceremony at the site of the future Windgate Center of Art + Design, located on the northeast corner of campus off 28th Street near Fair Park and Boulevard. Learn more. (UALR Now)
Arkansas Times has featured Downtown Little Rock in its newest issue. Announced is a potential new office for the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business at 117 Main Street, although nothing is formalized. The article says the college is working with Stephens Interests and that nothing is finalized. Learn more.
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects has been selected as the Little Rock firm to assist national architectural firm Studio Gang in the design of the greatly anticipated Arkansas Arts Center’s estimated $46 million expansion.
A new event–Lions Uptown Market Bazaar–announced for Saturday, April 15 is coming to the Main Street Creative Corridor. The one day event will be held at 5th and Main streets featuring vintage and classic collectibles, decorative items and more. Organizers are seeking vendors, 10×20 booth spaces available. Proceeds will benefit special projects of the Little Rock Founders Lions Club, including World Services for the Blind, Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Lab, Mid-South Lions and Junior Deputy Royals. Learn more.
The Little Rock Technology Park opens March 1 and has announced five of its new tenants. Learn more. (Arkansas Business)
Jazz in the Park organizers have announced the lineup for the April series in Riverfront Park. Sponsored by Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), partnering with Art Porter Music Education, Inc. (APME), Jazz in the Park celebrates local musicians who have been in Little Rock’s jazz scene for years and those who are just getting started. Learn more. (Little Rock Soiree)

Around Downtown
Ongoing: Blue and You Fitness Challenge Signup (for March 1-May 3) sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health. Learn more.
February 24-March 12: Titanic–The Musical, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Learn more.
February 24-26: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, Statehouse Convention Center. Learn more.
February 24: Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Event, Little Rock Marriott, 6 p.m Sold out. Learn more.
February 26: Red Carpet Gala, Robinson Hall Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. Benefits Wolfe Street Foundation. Learn more.
March 1: Ash & Go, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street. On your way to work, you can Ash & Go from 7:30- 9 a.m. in the FUMC parking lot at 8th and Center streets. Or you can stop by at 12 noon for Ash Wednesday Worship Service with a short message and the imposition of ashes. A sack lunch will be provided.
March 2-12: The Elephant Man, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. Presented by the Community Theatre of Little Rock. Learn more.
March 4: The History Truck WIC Work/Shop, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 1 p.m. Historian and artist Erin Bernard, developer of the Philadelphia History Truck will speak. Learn more.
March 4-5: Community Theatre of Little Rock Open Auditions, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. For a late spring comedy Life is Short by Craig Pospisil. Directed by Trisha H. Spione. Roles for men and women over 18. Learn more.
March 4-5: 15th Annual Little Rock Marathon presented by Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Hang out at Finale Alley at Main and Capitol for the final stretch and check out the food trucks and special drinks sponsored by Downtown Little Rock Partnership. All races are sold out 

Ongoing: True Faith, True LightOld State House Museum.

The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley. 324-9685
Ongoing: The Arts @ Christ Church presents The Watercolor Series of Kuhl Brown. Thru March 31. Hillcrest landscape artist and award-winning watercolorist. 375-2342
Ongoing: New Gallery I Exhibition Henri Linton, Sr.Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Avenue. Recent works on paper & canvas. Thru March 11. 372-6822
Ongoing: World View, Gallery 221, 221 W. Markham, showcasing art by Hannah Hinojosa’s, a UA Little Rock graduate and head of the art department at Joe T. Robinson High School. Thru March 1. Satirical Specs exhibit, a playful look at society’s short comings. Thru March 1. 801-0211
Save the Dates:
April 8, 4th Annual Downtown Dash–10K/5K, Junior League of Little Rock event. Learn more.
Ongoing: UA Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library, exhibit “War Comes Home–The Legacy” featuring letters between American soldiers and their loved ones, from Civil War era to World War II to more current combat in the Middle East. Thru March 10. Call 569-8018.

Little Rock (LRCVB) event listings also posted here.

River Market District
February 24: 2016 Oscars Nominated Animation Short Films, Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m. $5. Learn more.
February 26: Music of a Movement–Songs of the 60s, Clinton Presidential Center, 3 p.m. Clinton Center Black History Month program produced by the Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. Learn more.
February 28: Rise–How a House Built a Family with Cara Brookins, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m. Book signing to follow. Learn more.
March 3: World Day of Prayer, Christ Episcopal Church, 504 Scott Street. Celebrated by Church Women United Central Arkansas South. Registration, 9:30 a.m.; program, 10 a.m. Open to the community.
March 3: Robin Ferriby, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 12 noon. Scholar in Residence with the Center on Community Philanthropy at Clinton School. Bice president of Philanthropic Services for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and a vice president of the Foundation for Detroit’s Future, an organization that administers and oversees the “Grand Bargain” that resulted in Detroit’s exit from bankruptcy. Learn more.
March 7-8: XX screening, CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m. $5 per night. Horror anthology by female directors starring female leads. Learn more.
March 11: Phantom of the Opera (1925) screening, CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 1 p.m. $5. Learn more.

Verizon Arena
In Downtown North Little Rock,
1 Verizon Arena Way. For ticket information link here (Verizon Arena) or here (Ticketmaster).
March 3 Twenty One Pilots
March 8 Green Day, Revolution Radio Tour, with special guest Against Me!
March 10 Professional Bull Riders
March 19 Winter Jam
March 31 Blink-182 with special guest The Naked and Famous
April 21 Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tom Beathard, Luke Combs & Brian Davis
April 22 Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 23 tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Joe Walsh
April 26 Boston: Hyper Space Tour
April 28-29 Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
May 4-7 Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
August 3 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
October 22 Bruno Mars
Downtown Little Rock Partnership, 523 S. Louisiana Street, Suite 305, P.O. Box 1937, Little Rock, AR 72203
Sent by in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Clinton School research on parenting

Please share


My research team at the Clinton School is currently working with the Centers for Youth and Families to help them evaluate and improve their parenting education program. We are trying to collect surveys from as many parents throughout Little Rock as possible about their thoughts on parenting education.

Best Regards,

Mollie M Henager, MPS Candidate 2018

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

1200 President Clinton Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201

Cell: 501-952-9429

March Events At The Clinton Center

Clinton Center March Calendar

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! – Now –  April 2
FREE Hidden Figures Movie Screening –  March 8
Spring Break at the Clinton Center –  March 20 – 24
Student and Family Program featuring Margot Lee Shetterly March 23
Kumpuris Lecture featuring Margot Lee Shetterly March 23

Margot Lee Shetterly
Kumpuris Lecture featuring Margot Lee Shetterly

The Clinton Foundation, along with the Clinton School of Public Service, is pleased to welcome Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, for our next Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture on the evening of March 23. Because of the high-level of interest we have received, this lecture will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Make Your Reservation Today →
FREE Student and Family Program featuring Margot Lee Shetterly

At noon on March 23, we will host an educational program featuring Margot Lee Shetterly for students and families as part of our Spring Break programming at the Clinton Center. This program is made possible because of the generous support of Southwest Power Pool, Simmons Bank, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Little Rock. Reserve your seat today, as space in the Great Hall is limited.

Reserve Your Seat →
Spring Break
Spring Break at the Clinton Center

Looking for a fun and FREE educational activity for your children while they’re out of school for Spring Break? In conjunction with our Beatles temporary exhibit, students can see, hear, and touch musical instruments at an Instrumental Petting Zoo presented by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. They’ll also have the opportunity to strum, drum, and sing along while playing Beatles Rock Band.

Learn More →

FREE Screening of Hidden Figures at the Clinton Center


<img typeof=”foaf:Image” src=”” width=”960″ height=”457″ alt=”” />