This project was carried out under the direction of Dr. Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics and Director of the Arkansas Policy Project, in collaboration with ForwARd Arkansas and with support from the Rural Community Alliance.Download
We are a partnership of parents,
educators, civic leaders and policy makers.
This toolkit provides resources that highlight the step by step process of engaging business and community in educational philanthropy and utilizing the local non-profit infrastructure to advocate at the state level.Download
This toolkit provides resources for replicating Independence County's IMPACT Education Summit. The summit had approximately 400 attendees included all stakeholders such as educators, parents, students, business leaders, state agencies, local college representatives, etc.Download
Schools across our state define engagement in many different ways. This resource highlights how two schools in Independence County have brokered relationships with their community to move from simply co-existing to collaborating and authentic engagement.Download
The ForwARd team began the year by developing a cohesive plan and related calendar of work centered around our Communities, convenings and partnership building.Download