Public Policy

At Southern Bancorp Community Partners, we believe in helping working families and economically distressed communities grow through small scale, one-on-one interactions. However, we also believe in achieving large-scale national, state, and community-wide change through public policies that give everyone the opportunity to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Public Policy Blog

How to Make Your Resolution a Reality

Recently, we talked about New Year’s resolutions and how to make them easier to keep. This week, we’re going to talk about some tools that you can use to help you keep them. All last fall on this blog, we talked about ways to save. A new year and new resolutions can...

Canary in a Coal Mine

By Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO As appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday, February 24, 2019 The last week of February is a big week for savings in America and in Arkansas. It’s America Saves Week, and thanks to a recent proclamation from...

It’s Not Too Late to Make a Resolution to Save

By Kathryn Hazelett Resolution (/ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/), noun: a firm decision to do or not to do something. Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Most of us make them and very few of us keep them. By this point in the year, we’ve probably all abandoned at least one. How can we...

Focus Areas

savers like Marianne Dolls inspire us to focus on public policy
Southern Bancorp Community Partners focuses on a wide range of issues that impact working families, from those that help build wealth such as savings programs and asset building programs, to those that reduce wealth such as a predatory payday lending. Our policy team works with national and state partners in Arkansas, Mississippi, and beyond to ensure that the needs of our communities are addressed by policymakers. To learn more about individual issues, sign up for our newsletter or contact our policy team at the link below.


Southern Bancorp Community Partners believes in sound research to support our policy positions. Click the link below to view our past publications and learn more about our issues.
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