Civic Arkansas: Insights from Van Buren County

Just a day after our first Civic Arkansas listening session in Clinton, I’m feeling rejuvenated. Being among the people of Van Buren County reminded me that whenever the current political climate gets frustrating, visiting small-town communities recharges my spirit.

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Civic Arkansas: Insights from Van Buren County

Happy Birthday, Gov. Rockefeller!

It is always important for those of us at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to pause and celebrate the birthday of the man whose home and legacy we have been entrusted with.

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Happy Birthday, Gov. Rockefeller!

Winthrop Rockefeller and the Battle of Guam

Winthrop Rockefeller’s military service is no small part of his life’s story and legacy. He was the only Rockefeller brother injured in combat and the only brother to enlist before WWII began.

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Winthrop Rockefeller and the Battle of Guam

161 Silver Dollars for Christmas

“Winthrop had a card printed to accompany the coin explaining its family origins and meaning. … Each of the soldiers in Winthrop’s company also received a scarf, a sweater, and pair of wristlets from Pocantico Hills.”

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161 Silver Dollars for Christmas

Arkansas Civic Health Index Report Now Available

During a press event and panel discussion at the Clinton Presidential Center on Dec. 4, 2023, a cohort of Arkansas organizations, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, introduced the first-ever Arkansas Civic Health Index (ACHI) Report.

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Arkansas Civic Health Index Report Now Available

Joel Smith Leadership Award Winner: Venita Berry

“Though I only had the opportunity to work with Joel for about eight months, I quickly learned that Joel was a humble leader who considered the needs of others above his own,” she said. “He continually searched for ways to grow his team to their full potential, and it was inspiring to see the way he used positive reinforcement to build people up.”

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Joel Smith Leadership Award Winner: Venita Berry