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Earlier this year, I wrote a local newspaper column on the importance of youth mentoring. In the column, I was able to highlight the work of a constituent who is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Club in Bryant. That constituent, Karissa Stephens, detailed for me her experience of mentoring a young child who was struggling academically, socially, and emotionally.
WASHINGTON – The office of Congressman French Hill (AR-02) is looking for summer interns in his Washington, D.C.; Little Rock, AR; and Conway, AR offices. Interns will work in a fast-paced environment, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the U.S. Congress.
Washington, D.C. Intern Responsibilities
WASHINGTON – For the second consecutive Congress, Congressman French Hill (R-AR-02) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14) will co-chair the Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus. Over the past two years, Congressman Hill and Congresswoman Lawrence have been actively engaged in promoting the need for increased skilled workforce training.
Political leaders such as Donald Trump, make it really easy for people such as me, a 21-year-old surrounded by liberals, to overgeneralize the Republican party as either racist, or racially insensitive. Certainly the fact that the prison system is warehousing black men, as Michelle Alexander has pointed out in her book, The New Jim Crow, isn’t usually at the list of Republican concerns.
Listed below are the programs, events, and opportunities hosted by Congressman Hill that recognize the talent and leadership of students in the Second Congressional District.
United States Service Academies
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act). After the House passed the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:
Arkansas and financial-technology company FIS have agreed to give $1 million apiece to aid in funding the FinTech Accelerator program in 2017 and 2018, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and company CEO Gary Norcross said Wednesday.
The two spoke at the presentations of the 10 startup companies that participated in the FinTech program that started in May. The event, held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, was the conclusion of the 12-week program.