With the world’s only Master’s degree in Public Service, strong foreign direct capital investment, and institutions like Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences bringing in world-class talent, Little Rock has become a hub for the location of global nonprofit headquarters.
William J. Clinton Foundation, building on President Clinton’s lifetime of public service, established separate initiatives to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies and protect the environment.
Heifer International, from its Platinum LEED rated world headquarters and restored wetlands, has as its strategy to “pass on the gift” so people will share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources and skills – in an expanding network of hope, dignity and self-reliance that reaches around the globe.
The EAST® Initiative, an education model that focuses on student-driven service projects accomplished with teamwork and cutting edge technology, originated in the region, is in 206 public and charter schools in six states, and was named a model program by the U.S. Department of Education.
World Services for the Blind educates adults from all 50 states and 58 foreign countries who are blind or visually impaired for careers and independent lives.
Oxford American, which according to The New York Times “may be the liveliest literary magazine in America,” has won three National Magazine Awards – the highest recognition in the industry.
Winrock International, from its Gold LEED rated headquarters, links individuals and communities with new ideas and technology to increase long-term productivity, equity and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.