Clark County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 735
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
870-464-7653 • clarkcounty@arcf.org

Ginger Overturf, Executive Director

 

Founded in 2002, Clark County Community Foundation (CCCF) helps donors invest in the future of Clark County. CCCF creates endowment funds, builds assets and awards grants to help meet the needs of the community.

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Gurdon YAC Students Get Their Hands Dirty

 

A dozen members of YAC worked on the reviewing and awarding process and participated in an all day workshop. They even rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time to a downtown Main Street project.
Their morning began at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall where they were addressed by Anita Cabe of the Cabe Foundations. The students listened intently as she spoke to them about the way the Cabe Foundations conduct their grant processes. She encouraged them to consider a career path in philanthropy.The students asked many questions and following the educational experience, they began reviewing the many grant applications that they had received.

The YAC President Kendrick Davis led the open discussion and all the students participated in the decisions as the student made decisions on each application. They used many factors to make their determinations, including the finite budget that they selected for this grant cycle.

In the afternoon, each student wrote a mock grant to the Cabe Foundation. They will be reviewed at a later meeting. The students made a decision to hold an upcoming fundraiser. They decided to host a grant reception for the recipients of this grant cycle.

They headed downtown to Main Street were they learned about the improvements on Main that were facilitated through various grants. They looked at a project for which a grant is being submitted.

Then they went to the city owned former First National Bank building where they got their hands dirty and made a difference by reviewing some of the contents, sweeping and tossing trash to begin the revitalization of the building to benefit the public.

Each student said that they were looking forward to continuing their work and service with the Gurdon Youth Advisory Council.

- Sherry Kelley, Board Member & Gurdon YAC Advisor








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