Summer Reading Program
Paragould First United Methodist Church is hosting a free summer reading program June 28-July 2. The goal is to encourage a love of reading, reduce regression, and have a lot of fun. The program offers classes, games, and lunch to children going into Kindergarten through sixth grades. All reading activities will be designed by two certified teachers, Angela Newby and Danielle Honeycutt.
Each child will attend either the morning session or the afternoon session. The morning session is from 8 a.m.-noon, and the afternoon session is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
If interested in your child attending, please complete the registration form, which can be found in the church Welcome Center, and return it to First United Methodist Church as soon as possible. Call (870) 239-8541 for more information. Transportation can be provided, but is on a first-come, first-served basis. FUMC is located at 404 West Main St., in Paragould.
The Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 25th annual Leadership Paragould class, which begins in September 2021.
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Paragould is an innovative program designed to meet the community’s need for active participation of informed and dedicated community leaders. The goal of the program is to inform, challenge and motivate participants by providing information on community resources, identification of community concerns, interaction with community leaders and a sense of community trusteeship.
The program is open to all chamber members who live or work in the Paragould area. Tuition for the 12 month class is $550. Class size is limited to thirty participants. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2021.
For more information, contact the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce at (870) 236-7684.
The Micha Fellows Program
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) is launching a new initiative, the Micah Fellows Program, in partnership with the Faith Matters Network and the Methodist Foundation of Arkansas, to help Arkansas faith leaders champion economic justice and anti-poverty efforts in their communities.
The Micah Fellows Program is a nine-month initiative focused on nurturing moral leadership around anti-poverty work in Arkansas. According to a 2019 ALICE in Arkansas report commissioned by Entergy Arkansas, United Way and WRF, more than 40 percent of households in the state are currently considered ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) with incomes above the Federal Poverty Line but less than the basic cost of living.
The inaugural class of Micah Fellows will participate in media, advocacy and narrative training from September 2021 to May 2022. During that time, they will also have access to micro-grants for regional economic inclusion and justice projects.
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