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Funded Partners & Programs

NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED PROGRAMS

The Department of Community Programs administers numerous programs through contracts with community-based, faith-based and other organizations.  These programs operate Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., for youth ages 6-11; 4-7pm for youth ages 12-17.  During out-of-school time, school breaks, summer etc., programs operate a minimum six hours a day.  Program designs for neighborhood-based programs may differ from site to site; however all programs must follow the five essential elements of youth development, namely:

  • Opportunities for caring, consistent relationships with responsible adults in their families and in the broader community.
  • Opportunities for positive social and recreational activities with peers and family.
  • Opportunities to make positive contributions to their family, their neighborhood, and the community and to feel valued for their contributions.
  • Opportunities to learn and test new skills through participation in a wide range of social, cultural, educational, service, and employability activities.
  • Opportunities to assist in the design and implementation of programs and services in which they participate.

Following is a list of the neighborhood-based programs.

Faith Care, Inc./Inner City FutureNet Mary Gardner, Executive Director
Midtown mgardner4512@comcast.net
Ages:  6 – 11 (501) 309-5828
1821 Wolfe Street - P.O. Box 1921         Jocelyn Davis, Program Coordinator
Little Rock, AR  72203 (501)247-5141
(501) 370-9720 / Fax:  (501) 370-9720 jrdicfcare2003@yahoo.com

Guiding Others to Deliverance SheRon Allen, Director
Central (South of 630) (501) 398-9697 (501) 454-1726
Ages: 12-17 guiding_others@yahoo.com
MLK Heritage Center
3012 Martin Luther King Dr.
Little Rock, AR  72206
(501) 372-2874/413-5162 / Fax:  (501) 372-0183

In His Image Youth Development Center Charlesetta Harville, Executive Director
Southwest (North of Baseline) ihiydc@aol.com (501-779-3528)
Ages: 6-11 and 12-17
5705 West 65th Street
Little Rock, AR  72209  
(501) 562-3910 / Fax:  562-4208
Life Skills for Youth, Inc. Larry Clark, Sr., Executive Director
Southwest (South of Baseline) lwclark@lifeskillsforyouth.org
Ages: 6-11 and 12-17 (501) 517-2755
Temple Baptist Church-Family Life Center
10710 I-30
Little Rock, AR  72209
(501) 565-2394  
LR Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas-LR Cindy Doramus, CEO
Administrative Office cdoramus@arclubs.org
1616 West 3rd Street (501) 666-8816
Little Rock, AR 72201 Jean Muncy, Bookkeeper
(501) 666-8816 / Fax:  (501) 666-3748

       Site:  Mitchell Unit Steven Riffle, Unit Director
       Midtown (501) 909-9317
       Ages: 6-11 and 12-17        sriffle@arclubs.org 
       3107 West Capitol Avenue
       Little Rock, AR 72202
       (501) 666-9486
             
Our House, Inc. Maureen Martin, Dir. /Children’s Programs
Ages 6-17 maureen@ourhouseshelter.org (x238)
302 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Little Rock, AR  72206
(501) 374-7383 / Fax:  (501) 374-9611                                                                                          


HFWC-Positive Impact for Youth Bettye Bennett, Program Director
Southwest (South of Baseline) cbennett1@yahoo.com
Ages: 6-11
9010 Hilaro Springs Road
Little Rock, AR  72209
(501) 565-2779 / Fax:  565-2779
Promiseland CDC Dr. A. Marquis Scruggs, Program Director
West (east of Barrow Road) Apromise1@aol.com - (501) 626-7120
Ages: 6-11 and 12-17
4520 S. University
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 570-0048 / Fax:  (501) 570-0090

Pulaski County Youth Services (Our Clubs) Charles Mobley, Jr., Director
Admin. Ofc: 201 South Broadway, Ste. 220 Cmobley@co.pulaski.ar.us (501) 993-2582
Little Rock, AR  72201
(501) 340-8250 / Fax: (501) 340-8259  

East Site:   Audubon-Our Club
            Ages:  6-11
            4500 Springer Blvd.
             Little Rock, AR 72206

West Site: Pulaski Technical College Ages:  12-17
8901 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR  72205

AFTER-SCHOOL / OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME EXPANDED PROGRAM SERVICES

Little Rock Boys/Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas Cindy Doramus, CEO
Administrative Office   cdoramus@arclubs.org
1616 West 3rd St.
Little Rock, AR  72201
666-8816 / Fax:  666-3748

  Site: Mitchell Unit Jerri Hill, Program Coordinator 
3107 West Capitol Ave. hill@arclubs.org   
Little Rock, AR  72205
666-9486/Fax:  265-0215

Site:  Penick Unit Jamie Brock, Program Coordinator
1201 Leisure Place Jbrock@arclubs.org 
Little Rock, AR  72204  
666-5494 / Fax:  666-7460
Site:  Thrasher Unit Ryan Jordan, Program Coordinator
3301 S. State Street rjordan@arclubs.org   
Little Rock, AR  72206
376-2988 / Fax: 376-2206

Site:  Whetstone Unit Gary Casey, Program Coordinator
46 Harrow Drive Gcasey@arclubs.org
Little Rock, AR  72209
562-4082 / Fax: 562-2594


YOUTH INTERVENTION PROGRAMS (YIP)


The YIP (Youth Intervention Program) is a unique program designed to target youth involved in gangs or at the greatest risk of being involved or recruited by gangs.  The program has three components:  Recruitment, Enrichment and Empowerment phases.  Activities designed for this group of youth include, life skills development, community service, character building, arts and culture, prevention education on use of tobacco and other substances, one-on-one and group counseling, self-esteem development, youth development, social and recreational activities, athletics, academic enrichment, educational field trips and other positive activities.  These programs are designed to meet the human and developmental needs of at-risk youth while assisting them with life-sustaining skills.  Coordinators administer pre-assessments to identify needs of the youth served; and plan services, activities to address identified needs during involvement in YIP programs.  Coordinators provide intensive case management and are available 24 hours a day to provide emergency support to youth and their families.  Because of the intensity of the work of the Coordinators, it is suggested that they serve 20-25 youth.  

The Coordinators provide positive youth development opportunities and supportive services to young people ages 13 through 19 involved in or at high risk of involvement in gangs, violence and other negative behaviors.  The Coordinators develop and implement recruitment plans to engage youth in the YIP sit. The Coordinators ensure that participants engage in positive social, physical, academic and cultural activities under the guidance of a caring adult.  The Coordinators work to solidify participants’ connections with mainstream society by linking them with permanent educational and economic institutions and opportunities.  Coordinators are responsible for facilitating ongoing communication among participants, their families, community residents, and other community stakeholders.  Coordinators work with other Yip staff on the Crisis Response Team to prevent cycles of community violence in neighborhoods and schools.


The Coordinators provide positive youth development opportunities and supportive services to young people ages 13 through 19 involved in or at high risk of involvement in gangs, violence and other negative behaviors. The Coordinators develop and implement recruitment plans to engage youth in the YIP sit. The Coordinators ensure that participants engage in positive social, physical, academic and cultural activities under the guidance of a caring adult.  The Coordinators work to solidify participants’ connections with mainstream society by linking them with permanent educational and economic institutions and opportunities.  Coordinators are responsible for facilitating ongoing communication among participants, their families, community residents, and other community stakeholders.  Coordinators work with other Yip staff on the Crisis Response Team to prevent cycles of community violence in neighborhoods and schools.

Following is a list of the YIP programs.

Better Community Development Deborah Bell, Director 
Midtown dbell@bcdinc.org
Male YIP
3604 West 12th Street, Suite 203
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 663-9181 / Fax:  (501) 663-7228

Family Development Center Brenda Hill, Executive Director
Midtown fdc7527@yahoo.com
Female YIP
2725 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 661-4001 / Fax:  661-4066  

Greater Second Care Center, Inc. Fred C. Harvey, CEO
Southwest (North of Baseline) fharvey@greatersecond.org
Male and Female YIP
5615 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock, AR  72209
(501) 569-9988 / Fax:  (501) 570-0000

Hunter United Methodist Church/TIPS Rev. Soniyyah B-Key, Program Director
West sblue33@gmail.com 
Male and Female YIP
3301 Romine Road
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 225-3852/225-7683 / Fax:  (501) 225-1726
LR Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas Cindy Doramus, CEO
Administrative Office cdoramus@arclubs.org
1616 West 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 666-8816 / Fax:  (501) 666-3748


Site: Thrasher Unit Patrice Ingram, Unit Director  
Central (South of 630) pingram@arclubs.org
Female YIP
        3301 S. State Street
        Little Rock, AR 72206
        (501) 376-2988 / Fax (501) 376-2206

Site: Whetstone Unit    Margaret Lewis, Unit Director
Southwest (North of Baseline) cdoramus@arclubs.org
Male and Female YIP
46 Harrow Drive
Little Rock, AR  72209
(501) 562-4082 / Fax:  (501-562-2594)

Ministry of Intercession, Inc. / Bridge 2 Success Rev. Ronald Wilkerson, Director
Southwest (South of Baseline) bishopron@att.net    
Male YIP and Hispanic YIP                                 
3409 Baseline Road, Unit 4
Little Rock, AR  72209
(501) 565-0100 / Fax:  (501) 565-3323

Promiseland CDC Dr. A. Marquis Scruggs, Director
Target Neighborhood-West Apromise1@aol.com
Male and Female YIP
4520 S. University
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 570-0048 / Fax:  (501) 570-0090  

St. John-Unto Others, Inc. Rev. Nathaniel Palmer, Director
Central Unto.others1@gmail.com 
Male YIP  
2501 S. Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 975-0900/ Fax:  (501) 975-0920

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED AND YOUTH INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, CRISIS INTERVENTION, AND YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY.


New Futures for Youth, Inc. Mark Perry, Ph.D., Executive Director
323 Center Street, Suite 106 mwperry@newfuturesforyouth.org
Little Rock, AR  72201
(501) 374-1011 / Fax:  (501) 374-9736      
      
CITYWIDE PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS
Following is a list of programs.

AR Cradle to the Prison Pipeline (Parent Engagement & Advocacy)
(501) 664-6470 / (501) 658-1625 (Cell)

Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc.
(501) 379-1563

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.
(501) 666-1761

Junior Achievement
(501) 280-9118 

Museum of Discovery
(501) 537-3073 

Pulaski County Youth Services
501-340-6686

Sylvan Learning Centers
(870) 219-9333

The First Tee
(501) 562-4653 

UAMS – Center for Diversity Affairs
(501) 686-8675







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