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AR MLK Commission and ADHR announce award grand recipients

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Little Rock, Arkansas – This Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services announced the 2022 MLK Community Leaders Call to Action Program and its grant recipients.

“These organizations, several are grassroots, are important to building communities and working with neighborhoods and families to address violence,” Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough said. “Hopefully, we can set in motion a trend to support organizations that engage youth and work towards solutions.”

According to Scarbrough, all ten of these awardees currently have partnerships with the Arkansas MLK Commission and assist with the efforts promotes by Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence in more susceptible communities.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services will award grants to the following organizations:

The recipients:

• The Pettus Helping Hand Foundation
• The Movement
• Restoration Dream Center
• Arkansas Stop the Violence
• BMM
• The Pulaski County OK Program
• Brandon House Cultural and Performing Arts Center
• Aviate Through Knowledge
• Thrasher`s Boys and Girls Club
• First Ward Living Grace Pantry

 

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