CEI Blog: Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Dear Friends,  Last month was Child Abuse Prevention Month and I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight for you some of the recent key developments in federal policy and Congress. I’d also like to let you know how my office can help you access critical resources such as federal grants and emergency hotlines. Our children are the most vulnerable in our…

CEI Blog: Overcoming Barriers to Success

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I believe that all Arkansans should be afforded the chance to pursue happiness and prosper regardless of their environment or background. When Arkansans are given the opportunity to take advantage of the good-paying job opportunities that are increasingly available, they can provide for themselves, their families, and help build our communities. As you know, I use my…

College Isn’t the Only Option

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Every year, thousands of young Arkansans graduate high school anticipating their future. For some that’s a four-year college or university, but it is not the only route to a successful life and the pursuit of happiness. Arkansas is currently facing a shortage of workers in our skilled labor market, which makes up a majority of the state’s overall workforce, and there are limitless…

Equipping our Youth for the Future

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Afterschool programs are critical to ensuring the success of our youth. Young people are deserving of the attention, time, and resources they need to be successful. Without the support and commitment of their communities, their futures are in jeopardy. That’s why I’m thankful for the work of organizations like Afterschool Alliance that has a branch located here in Arkansas, whose goal is…

Helping Families Succeed

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Research shows that the months shortly after birth are the most crucial in determining lifelong outcomes of a child and that those children without adequate resources are more likely to make poor decisions and continue in the cycle of poverty.  Because of a deficit in resources and support, many low-income children struggle more than others in their age group, and this is a cycle…

Keeping our Communities Safe

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We’ve done a lot to stress the importance of building and investing in positive community models. The work that organizations do to contribute to improving the quality of life in the central Arkansas region is important and doesn’t go unnoticed. One of the main objectives in building a positive community is improving and investing in safety. Recently in central Arkansas,…

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