The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy has announced the recipients of its inaugural Advancing Equity Award. The recipients, listed below, were announced at Tuesday’s reception to celebrate the second annual National Day of Healing.
Each group is awarded a $5,000 stipend to assist with their organization’s efforts.
The first recipient is the UA Little Rock Racial Disparities in the Arkansas Criminal Justice System Research Project, an organization that seeks to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system through outreach and education.
The second recipient is Immigration Arkansas, Inc., an organization with the goal to end racial division due to cultural and language barriers and misinformation in the community, and continue advocacy in promoting racial equity.
The third and final recipient is Give Us the Ballot, an educational platform designed around the civic theme of voting, particularly focused on youth.
This award is given to organizations that are using innovative solutions to address racial inequalities in their communities and advance progress toward inclusion. Award recipients will be presented with support to enhance their efforts.
The recipients were announced as part of the Center on Community Philanthropy’s celebration for the second annual National Day of Racial Healing.
The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort — a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.