University of Arkansas to Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3, the University of Arkansas will join thousands of city and county leaders across the country in a day of recognition to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps on community challenges.

The University of Arkansas will participate in National Service Recognition Day by hosting an event and proclamation by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan in the School of Law Norma Lea Beasley Entrance Hall. The event will include welcoming remarks from Dean Emeritus Cynthia Nance, and a roll call and recognition of the AmeriCorps projects impacting the state of Arkansas.

The nation's local leaders are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges at a time of fiscal constraint. More than 5,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in the state of Arkansas, providing vital support to local residents. Arkansas AmeriCorps and Senior Corps projects at-a-glance:

  • 54 projects
  • 530 service locations
  • 5,817 participants

National Service Recognition Day activities in Arkansas are part of a national bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service, thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back.

The event is free and open to the public, and many members of state and local AmeriCorps projects will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Contacts

Claire Allison, assistant director
Center for Community Engagement
479-575-4365, cja008@uark.edu

Bryan Pollard, communications director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
479-575-4434, bpollard@uark.edu

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