First-year student Shelby Morrow was recently selected as the National Service Honoree for the 42nd annual Arkansas Community Service Awards. The Arkansas Community Service Awards recognize individuals for their dedication, commitment, and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism within the state.
Morrow was nominated by Our House development director Caroline Robbins. Morrow spent more than two years volunteering at Our House, where she worked to bring in $850,000 in unrestricted funding. Those dollars have impacted the lives of more than 3,000 people and families through the organization.
Before enrolling at the Clinton School, Morrow a year of service as a Development VISTA at Our House. She previously worked as a Youth Program AmeriCorps member at Our Club, an after-school program for homeless and near-homeless youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
“It feels just really, it’s about justice,” Morrow said in an interview with KARK News. “It’s kind of about knowing I have a certain amount of skills, and listening, or something I can physically do. It’s not necessarily about what I can do, it’s just being there if needed.”
Morrow is a graduate of Hendrix College with a degree in anthropology.