The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will announce the recipients of the 2020 Advancing Equity Award at a reception celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing starting at noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Sturgis Hall.
The Advancing Equity Award is presented to organizations using innovative solutions to address racial inequalities in their communities and advance progress toward inclusion.
Previous recipients of the Advancing Equity Award have made various commitments to addressing racial inequalities across Arkansas, including financial training to increase credit scores, outreach and education in the criminal justice system, and recruiting social justice-oriented individuals to serve as teachers for Arkansas students.
Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. will be on hand to present the awards to this year’s recipients. The recipients will receive financial support to continue and enhance their efforts. More than 50 organizations and individuals submitted letters of interest for the 2020 Advancing Equity Award.
Governor Asa Hutchinson recently signed a proclamation declaring January 21 the National Day of Racial Healing for Arkansas. The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities across the country to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit wkkf.org.
About the Center on Community Philanthropy
Launched in 2007, the Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy was created to focus its teaching, research and policy-making exclusively on the emerging field of community philanthropy, the idea of giving and sharing time, talent, and treasure from within one’s own community. For further information, visit the Center’s website.