LITTLE ROCK, Ark – The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services announced the 2022 MLK Community Leaders Call to Action Program and its grant recipients this Wednesday, Aug. 10.

“These organizations, several are grassroots, are important to building communities and working with neighborhoods and families to address violence,” Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough said. “Hopefully, we can set in motion a trend to support organizations that engage youth and work towards solutions.”

All ten of these awardees currently have partnership with the Arkansas MLK Commission and assist with the efforts promotes by Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence in more susceptible communities Scarbrough said.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services will award grants to the following organizations:

The recipients:

  • The Pettus Helping Hand Foundation
  • The Movement
  • Restoration Dream Center
  • Arkansas Stop the Violence
  • BMM
  • The Pulaski County OK Program
  • Brandon House Cultural and Performing Arts Center
  • Aviate Through Knowledge
  • Thrasher`s Boys and Girls Club
  • First Ward Living Grace Pantry

The Arkansas MLK Commission’s mission is to promote and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King in the state, and to promote the principles of nonviolence and equality among all citizens.

This program is in partnership with KARK’s Victory Over Violence campaign