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Governor Declares Lights On! Afterschool Day

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed today as Lights On! Afterschool Day in Arkansas. With this proclamation, Arkansas is joining with other states around the U.S. to recognize the important role afterschool programs play in providing children and youth with challenging, engaging learning...

Arkansas Advocates: A 40-Year Legacy

Looking back at four decades of progress…and ahead to the future At our 40th Anniversary Gala, we released a very special video. In it, we hear from AACF founders, Executive Directors past and present, policymakers, and partners about how...

Happy 40th Birthday, AACF!

Today, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families celebrates 40 years of working to improve the lives of Arkansas children and families. We were founded in 1977 by a group of prominent Arkansans who believed that children needed an “independent force...