Hear from Tonya Allen, the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy Scholar in Residence today at noon

Image result for tonya allen skillmanTonya Allen, a serial “idea-preneur,”serves as the Skillman Foundation’s president and chief executive officer. She will discuss her work today (2/22) at noon. She is the 2019 Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy Scholar in Residence.

Allen’s has been in a week-long residency at the Clinton School of Public Service are since February 18.

Her two-decade-long career has centered on pursuing, executing and investing in ideas that improve her hometown of Detroit and reduce the plight of people, especially children, who live in under-resourced communities. In her current role, Allen aligns the complexities of education reform, urban revitalization, and public policy to improve the well-being of Detroit’s and the nation’s children.

Allen has been instrumental in many successful philanthropic, government and community initiatives, including serving the boys and men of color field as chair for Campaign for Black Male Achievement and co-chair for My Brother’s Keeper Detroit and Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color.

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Today at noon at Clinton School – Center on Community Philanthropy 2019 Advancing Equity Awards Reception

The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will announce the recipients of the 2019 Advancing Equity Award at a reception celebrating the third annual National Day of Racial Healing.

The program will take place at 12 noon today (January 22) at Sturgis Hall.

The Advancing Equity Award is given to organizations that are using innovative solutions to address racial inequities in their communities and advance progress toward inclusion. Award recipients will be presented with support to continue and enhance their efforts.

The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) 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.

Center on Community Philanthropy at Clinton School receives Kellogg Foundation grant

Clinton-School-of-Public-Service-LogoThe Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation titled, “Building Capacity for Community Philanthropy that Strengthens Sector Effectiveness for the Benefit of Vulnerable Children.” This comes as a part of the ongoing efforts to prioritize the needs of vulnerable children in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta Region.

“The work of our Center aligns perfectly with the mission of the Kellogg Foundation to support vulnerable children, families and communities in the Delta region,” said Charlotte L. Williams, associate professor and director of the Center on Community Philanthropy. “We are grateful to the foundation for its continued support and we look forward to putting these funds to work for communities in need.”

The Center plans to promote community philanthropy by forming new models, innovations, and collaborations that improve nonprofit sector effectiveness. Efforts include hosting research scholars from around the country to learn from their expertise and working in target communities to develop leadership capacity to tackle high priority issues.

“We very much appreciate Kellogg Foundation’s continued support for our Center on Community Philanthropy,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “Regardless of income, everyone can give in her or his own way and the work of our Center educates and inspires individuals and communities on how to do that. This grant will enhance our community philanthropy initiatives to help children.”

The Center on Community Philanthropy will be hosting a national conference on Community Philanthropy and Public Service on April 7-8, 2016 in Little Rock. The theme of the conference is Elevate Children, in which participants will address and discuss investing time, talent, and treasure for the cause of eliminating disparities in the lives of children and families in the Delta Region.