Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact Information

13 Childrens Way
Little Rock, AR 72202 - 3500
(501) 364-3390
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

Arkansas GardenCorps (ARGC) proposes to have 15 full time AmeriCorps members who will provide nutrition education in school and community gardens to address childhood obesity in Arkansas counties across the state. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for delivering nutrition education to at least 1500 unduplicated participants. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage at least 150 new volunteers engaged in nutrition education support and capacity building for school and community garden sustainability. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures to implement nutrition education as a strategy for contributing to the prevention of childhood obesity. The CNCS investment of $205,888 will be matched with $75,000 (project match), $0 in public funding and $0 in private funding.

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