Posts by laura

Patricia Ashanti

patricia ashanti

Patricia Ashanti is the Founder and CEO of Delta Circles.  She is currently a candidate of the Clinton School EMPS program.  As a native of Helena, Arkansas, she has always recognized the need for community service. She serves communities through Delta Circles, a non-profit organization providing programs and opportunities to challenge the way that African…

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Ateca Foreman

ateca foreman

Ateca Foreman has always been a goal maker, but more importantly, a goal accomplisher. In spite of professional and personal setbacks, they became setups for achieving some of her dreams. Ateca is a graduate of Hendrix College earning a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and received her Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University.…

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Hannah McCollester

Hannah McCollester is a proud Arkansas transplant. She moved to Stuttgart in 2009 to teach 4th grade, then worked as an instructional coach in Pine Bluff before moving to Little Rock in 2013 to manage teacher preparation and development for Teach For America’s Arkansas operation. In 2017, she sold all of her belongings and left…

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Chauncey Holloman Pettis

Chauncey Holloman Pettis

Chauncey Holloman Pettis is the CEO of Harlem Lyrics LLC and the Arkansas Women’s Business Center Director for Winrock International. Chauncey has over ten years of passion and expertise in the world of entrepreneurship and small business development. Since its inception Harlem Lyrics products have been sold in Kroger, Walgreens, Simply Fashions, It’s Fashion, Border…

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Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson, Author “Love Yourself First” “Love Yourself First” is Stephanie’s debut novel. She is the author of two other books: “Down South: A Collection of Recipes from My Mother and “Brave: A Memoir”. She was born in Emerson, Arkansas. She is an Air Force Veteran. After her military service, she earned a masters degree…

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Reyna Marquez

Reyna Marquez

Reyna Marquez is an active organizer based in Little Rock, AR. She’s currently a volunteer intern for Arkansas United, an immigrant resource center. Being the daughter of immigrants, she applies her experiences to her work with United, not just through outreach, but communicating these concerns to our legislators at the capitol. Born and raised in…

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Teneicia Roundtree

teneicia roundtree

Teneicia Roundtree, raised in Jonesboro Arkansas, was an only child to her mother Linda Talley. Early on she learned the importance of a great work ethic. Her mother often encouraged her to gather cans to take to the recycle center to or work at her mother’s flea market booth to earn what most would receive…

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Lauren Straub

My name is Lauren Straub and my calling in this life is to follow God, be a mother to my amazing daughter Rylee, and help others. I loved the opportunity to speak to individuals about my story. Between my drug abuse, incarceration, physical abuse, and choices I made to get where I am Today, I…

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Ruthie Hokans

Ruthie has been a case manager in the homelessness prevention program (CAFSI) at Our House for 3 years.

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Andrew Vaught

Andrew Vaught is the Hendrix Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts at Hendrix College. He grew up in Covington, Louisiana, where he learned how to make theatre in a barn with a tin roof. And wasp nests. He was the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company, an anarcho-syndicalist performance troupe in…

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