Ribbon cutting celebrates ASPSF's membership with LR Chamber

Little Rock, Ark. (Jan. 26, 2023) — Nonprofit Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is the newest member of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. The two organizations recognized the occasion with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 24.  

About two dozen people attended the event, held at the chamber’s downtown little rock office. ASPSF shared its mission and services with chamber members present.

“We work every day to serve single parent students as they work to complete their postsecondary education, open doors to better employment right here in your local businesses, make a better income, and raise their families out of poverty,” ASPSF Executive Director Ruthanne Hill said.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund supporters joined the celebration. From left: Sharmane Andrews of Simmons Bank, Latriana Robertson of Simmons Bank, and Mary Wohlleb.

Last year, ASPSF assisted about 250 Central Arkansas single parents with scholarships and supportive services, ASPSF Program Manager Keisha Smith added. That’s an increase from 59 students in 2019.

“This group is doing a lot of great work and growing,” Chamber Ambassador and Keller Williams Realty Executive Broker Karl Freeman said. “They could still use your help, or they might be able to help you!”

ASPSF’s Little Rock office is located at 2102 Riverfront Drive, Suite 102. The statewide nonprofit provides scholarships and wraparound services to low-income single parents working on professional and trade school certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. New students, volunteers, and donors are always welcome to join the ASPSF family.

For more information about ASPSF — which has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships across the state to single parents since 1990 — contact Communications Director Jen Para at 479.318.2885 or jpara@aspsf.org.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund supporters and staff celebrate their new membership at the Little Rock Regional Chamber. Back, from left: ASPSF Development Manager Wendy Stotts, ASPSF supporter Mary Wohlleb, and ASPSF Program Manager Keisha Smith. Front, from left: ASPSF Board President and Partner at Rose Law Firm Betsy Baker, and ASPSF Executive Director Ruthanne Hill.

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund:  Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked for more than 30 years to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit www.aspsf.org.


Posted by Jen Para at 08:15
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