Apr 0424
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission salutes Dr. O. Jerome Green

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission salutes Dr. O. Jerome Green

 

Apr 0424
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

 

Apr 0424
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

 

Mar 3024
Community Easter Egg Hunt in Partnership with Ossie Barnes Community Empowerment Foundation

Community Easter Egg Hunt in Partnership with Ossie Barnes Community Empowerment Foundation

 

Mar 0124
59th Anniversary Selma Jubilee Crossing

59th Anniversary Selma Jubilee Crossing

 

Feb 1724
UPLIFT 2024: UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY

UPLIFT 2024: UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY

 

Feb 0124
Youth Poster Board Art Contest in Partnership with Ramay Junior High School

Youth Poster Board Art Contest in Partnership with Ramay Junior High School

 

Jan 3124
Power 92 Jams Salutes Black History Month

Power 92 Jams Salutes Black History Month

 

Aug 2823
Thank you Clearwater Paper for sponsoring events hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Thank you Clearwater Paper for sponsoring events hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Thank you Clearwater Paper for sponsoring events hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Jul 1323
Thank you Entergy

Thank you Entergy

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission thanks Entergy for sponsorship of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission's outreach

Jul 0723
2023 Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Executive Summary Second Quarter

2023 Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Executive Summary Second Quarter

The Executive Summary of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission 

Jul 0123
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Highlighted in 501 Life Magazine

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Highlighted in 501 Life Magazine

The mission of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is to promote and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King in the State of Arkansas. The A.M.L.K.C. is guided by Dr. King’s mission and philosophy of love, tolerance, and nonviolence. It strives for social improvement in Arkansas, helping communities and organizations achieve new leadership and public service levels. 

 

Friends, please pick up a copy of the June edition of 501 LIFE Magazine!!!!! Hot off the press there is a beautiful five-page spread honoring the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission's 30th anniversary.

Pick up a glossy copy or clink on this link on this link at turn to page 73.

https://issuu.com/501adsandmags/docs/june_2023...

May 1923
2023 Executive Summary

2023 Executive Summary

 

Mar 0723
Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants | State Farm®

Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants | State Farm®

 

  • 10+ year partnership between State Farm and the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, which has been phenomenally beneficial to young Arkansans and their families
  • In the early years, it started with the Commemorative Vigil honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Youth Community Service Day where students from across the State of Arkansas convened on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol to celebrate and promote the importance of service
  • No matter the choice, service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.  It breaks down barriers by bringing people from diverse backgrounds together and it helps those who choose to serve.
  • This expanded to include our annual signature program on the King Holiday titled “A Day Of Service – A Day Of Impact” where the motto is “A Day On, Not A Day Off”.  During this project, service providers were gathered at one location to supply direct services and/or referrals to the community.  Many of these services and referrals included health screenings, hygiene kits, food distribution, employment connections, government aid, and more.
  • Continuing through the success of the partnership, L.E.A.D. ® (Leadership, Education, and Acceptance of Diversity) was added to further the reach.   L.E.A.D. ® is a mentorship and leadership program created by the Commission that is designed to enhance today’s youth through social, academic, and career opportunities with the mission to further and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King throughout the State of Arkansas while promoting the principles of nonviolence and equality among all citizens.

Most recently, the Kingian Financial Literacy Program was added to increase the footprint of programs available for young Arkansans and their families throughout the four (4) congressional districts of Arkansas.  The Kingian Financial Literacy Program is embedded as a framework in a majority of the public community outreach activities under various names, most of which are titled “Nonviolence Youth Summit”, “Economic Development”, and more; here is a list of many of those activities with Financial Literacy as the center of discussion and oftentimes the standalone topic and theme:

Chamber of Commerce Tours throughout Arkansas in Batesville (Independence County), Benton (Saline County), Blytheville (Mississippi County), DeQueen (Sevier County), El Dorado (Union County), Fayetteville (Washington County), Fort Smith (Sebastian County), Harrison (Boone County), Helena-West Helena (Phillips County), Hope (Hempstead County), Hoxie (Lawrence County), Marianna (Lee County), Little Rock (Pulaski County), Monticello (Drew County), Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), and Siloam Springs (Benton County)

  • Delta Experience in both Phillips County and Lee County to include education, nonviolence, youth empowerment, literacy, economic development, food insecurity, and paying it forward
  • Economic Development Conference in Monticello (Drew County)
  • Hunger Relief Food Distributions on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and King Holiday where information was distributed to attendees inviting them to join a free, self-paced online class about Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Home Ownership, and more
  • Promoting Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.)
  • Reading Programs at Forest Heights Stem Academy and Bale Elementary School
  • Virtual Home Buyers Workshops

 

A majority of the mentions and coverage are on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AMLKC) highlighting engagement from State Farm® agents who participated in several ways such as leading workshop presentations, speaking on the program, or volunteering.  Here are a few photos from those occasions.

Jul 0122
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission  Names Romeo Miller As National Ambassador

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Names Romeo Miller As National Ambassador

LITTLE ROCK-The mission of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, is to promote and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King in our state; and to promote the principles of nonviolence and equality among all citizens.  Our community outreach projects are designed to promote education, an appreciation for history, and to encourage youth to engage in positive leadership development and roles within their communities.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces ambassadors to assist in creatively and interactively promoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of nonviolence. Through in-person or virtual experiences, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Nonviolence Ambassadors will utilize their celebrity and expansive platforms to assist the Commission in promoting nonviolence to diverse audiences. The delegated ambassadors will record public service announces to continue to raise awareness about violence and promote the King legacy.

 

Confirmed Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission National Nonviolence Ambassadors include:

  • Eric “Victor Newman” Braeden, star of long running hit television series, “The Young and the Restless”
  • Yoni and Solai Wicker, popularly known as “The Wicker Twinz,” social media influencers and internet sensations, 1.9 million followers
  • Romeo Miller, entrepreneur, entertainer, son of legendary rapper, Percy “Master P” Miller

 

“We developed the Ambassadors program to increase the impact and footprint of the Commission’s outreach to educate audiences, especially youth, about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles of nonviolence, says DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director. Through this program our goal is to build youth capacity by empowering them to solve share messages of nonviolence and embrace Kingian nonviolence principles.”

 

Program Partners: Arkansas Department of Human Services, KARK/FOX 16, Victory Over Violence, Power 92 Jams, The Praise Network, KOKY

 

For more information and to schedule interviews, contact the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission at 888-290

Jun 1822
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission  Names Eric

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Names Eric "Victor Newman" Braeden as National Ambassador for Nonviolence


LITTLE ROCK-The mission of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, is to promote and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King in our state; and to promote the principles of nonviolence and equality among all citizens.  Our community outreach projects are designed to promote education, an appreciation for history, and to encourage youth to engage in positive leadership development and roles within their communities.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces ambassadors to assist in creatively and interactively promoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of nonviolence. Through in-person or virtual experiences, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Nonviolence Ambassadors will utilize their celebrity and expansive platforms to assist the Commission in promoting nonviolence to diverse audiences. The delegated ambassadors will record public service announces to continue to raise awareness about violence and promote the King legacy.

 

Confirmed Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission National Nonviolence Ambassadors include:

  • Eric “Victor Newman” Braeden, star of long running hit television series, “The Young and the Restless”
  • Yoni and Solai Wicker, popularly known as “The Wicker Twinz,” social media influencers and internet sensations, 1.9 million followers
  • Romeo Miller, entrepreneur, entertainer, son of legendary rapper, Percy “Master P” Miller

 

“We developed the Ambassadors program to increase the impact and footprint of the Commission’s outreach to educate audiences, especially youth, about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles of nonviolence, says DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director. Through this program our goal is to build youth capacity by empowering them to solve share messages of nonviolence and embrace Kingian nonviolence principles.”

 

Program Partners: Arkansas Department of Human Services, KARK/FOX 16, Victory Over Violence, Power 92 Jams, The Praise Network, KOKY

 

For more information and to schedule interviews, contact the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission at 888-290

Apr 1422
2022 Executive Summary

2022 Executive Summary

Executive Summary 

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2022 Executive Summary

2022 Executive Summary

2022 Executive Summary II

Jan 2822
2022 Executive Summary

2022 Executive Summary

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Jan 2822
2021 Executive Summary Part II

2021 Executive Summary Part II

  1. Executive Summary II

Jan 2122
2021 Executive Summary Part I

2021 Executive Summary Part I

 

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2014 Executive Summary

2014 Executive Summary

2014 Executive Summary

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2015 Executive Summary

2015 Executive Summary

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2011 Executive Summary

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2010-2011 Executive Summary

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2008-2009 Executive Summary

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2016 Executive Summary

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2012 Executive Summary

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2013 Executive Summary

2013 Executive Summary

2013 Executive Summary

Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU AEP FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

The program will livestream on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the following link:

http://video1.aetn.org/adelive.html

@MLKDay Youth Service AmericaYouthService and The Allstate Foundation @AllstateFDN #MLKDay

Thank you @AllstateFDN for empowering youth to be our future leaders. With the $3,000 Youth Service America @AllstateFDN grant, we can provide young people with the critical social and emotional learning skills needed to succeed.

Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 2021 KING HOLIDAY DAY OF IMPACT

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 2021 KING HOLIDAY DAY OF IMPACT

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces

2021 King Holiday Day of Service Virtual Celebration

 

State Agency Honoring Dr. King kicks off twenty-eighth anniversary with virtual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces service honorees, youth essay contest award winners

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU AEP FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP

 

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

The program will livestream on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the following link:

http://video1.aetn.org/adelive.html

Jan 0120
2020 Executive Summary

2020 Executive Summary

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Executive Summary 2020

 

Dec 2117
The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

MLK Jr. Commission hosts largest 'Day of Service' event

Marielle Mohs, KTHV1:21 p.m. CST January 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas has a statistic to be proud of.  Monday's "Day of Service" event was the largest of its kind in the country.

Harrison high school students, Skyler Caldwell and Christian Gillies, attended the event.  They hope to find ways to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy alive in the future.

"It is great to look back on history and what he's done, but to really look forward and try to make our society a better place," said Gillies.  "Continuing on that dream that he had and capitalizing on what he did and better our own future as a society," said Caldwell.

Monday's event brought together state and city leaders and a variety of races and faiths to celebrate Dr. King's life.

"It's just an opportunity for people of all different background and beliefs to come together, and talk about what we have in common," said Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission made the event focus around volunteering, encouraging people to engage in their communities, not just today, but for the entire year

"It's a day on, not a day off.  Yes, it's a federal holiday and folks get the day off to go ahead from work and everything but we want folks to get out and do something for their communities," said commission Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough.

The commission chose Eric Braeden, an actor on the CBS soap opera "Young and the Restless," to be the keynote speaker.

"You know how do you get folks to feel inclusive?  You bring someone that has a civil rights tie you wouldn't have thought of, and use it as a platform to bring everyone out," said Scarbrough.

Braeden's speech focused around his experiences assimilating as an immigrant during the time of Dr. King.

"I see this from the perspective of someone who came from another country.  Age of 18, as an immigrant with nothing in my pocket, but that experience is nothing compared to that of an African American," said Braeden.

Braeden said he is hopeful for the future, with the momentum of positive work from events like this each year.

"Volunteering at a young age is great.  That is what I would like to bring back to our community.  If we can keep that moving on," said Gillies.

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