The residents of Phillips County identified the creation of a Boys & Girls Club as a key objective in their strategic plan.
Southern Place is a $1.5 million low-income housing development of 20 apartments nestled around a large outdoor common area with a gazebo, flower gardens, and picnic areas.
Southern provided $1.4 million in financing along with $400,000 in grants from the Walton Family Foundation to support the KIPP charter school in Helena.
The Jones family enrolled in the Asset Builders program June 2005 to save for an addition to their home.
Career Pathway convinced me to futher my education in the medical field. I received a certificate in Medical Terminology, and I currently have a 4.0 GPA.
Melva is a Katrina survivor that found purpose and hope in the state of Arkansas when Katrina and the floods in Louisiana swept over her life. FEMA and the Department of Human Services referred Melva to the IDA program. She with four other family members quickly responded and enrolled in the program.
Jenise “Sandy” Blake had a savings account before enrolling in the Asset Builders program, but had no defined, goal-oriented system of saving.
With help from Career Pathways, Melissa completed her Associates Degree in Radiology.
Melissa feels without Career Pathways coming along when it did she would not have been able to finish her goal of becoming a nurse. She was able to access Career Pathway’s transportation assistance and continue through the end to graduation, also receiving help to pay for her costly certification and year-end tests.
Robbie works as a CNA to pay the bills and feed her family. She is very thankful to have the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, and is on her way to accomplishing that dream. She graduated in December 2007 with her LPN, and will reenter the next year to earn her RN degree.