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Delta communities collaborate with Winrock to shape a prosperous future 

Feb 5 2024

On an unseasonably warm mid-November day in Arkansas, five members of Winrock International’s Board of Directors accompanied a group of U.S.-based senior executives and Winrock program staff on an excursion to a unique destination: the Arkansas Delta. Arkansans know “the Delta” as it’s referred to regionally, but the patchwork of mostly flat, open-field farms and […]

Innovation Hub hosts Make48 national competition in North Little Rock

Nov 27 2023

Eight teams from across the country faced off at Winrock’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub for a soon-to-be-televised competition aimed at tackling one of the most complex social challenges in the U.S.: How to help members of the nation’s vast unhoused population successfully transition into new homes. Make48 is a national invention competition, recorded for future […]

Winrock International’s Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX) champions inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas

Oct 19 2023

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ─ Winrock International is excited to introduce the Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX), an initiative supported by the Walton Family Foundation aimed at promoting inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas. MBX will target ten companies in its first cohort – five from Arkansas and five from outside the state. Cohort members will participate […]

Winrock’s Innovation Hub to host Make48 Season 7 National Competition

Oct 4 2023

Eight teams from across the country are getting ready to face each other at Make48’s season 7 national championship. The competition is set to happen at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The event will unfold over three days starting on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, and ending on […]

The keys to inclusive small business success in the South: Affordable finance and pro advice

Aug 29 2023

For small business owners in the U.S. South like Tandra Jordan, Darius Walker and Jerrell Simpson, failure was never an option. But it was always looming. Jordan is a single mom with two kids working full-time as a claims adjuster while trying to keep up with a fast-growing cleaning business in Little Rock, Ark. Walker […]

Investing in Earth with organic agriculture, locally

May 25 2023

Meredith Martin-Moats, a local food advocate and farmer from Yell County, Arkansas, who raises mealworms and flowers, hopped in her car in Harkey Valley and drove 20 minutes south to the Yell County Extension Office for a workshop on organic agriculture and markets. She’d heard about the Winrock International event on Facebook and hoped to […]

Connections change lives: How Winrock International, International Medical Corps and Concordia are rebuilding the Heartland after April’s devastating storms

May 4 2023

The sounds are what stick in Linsley’s mind the most. At first, it was the howling wind and the crash and shatter of buildings falling apart, trees falling, and rain and rock pelting the house. Then the sirens, as first responders came on the scene. Then the rescue helicopters. Then the machinery and generators of […]

Pulaski Academy to Represent Arkansas at Make48’s National Competition

Mar 13 2023

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ─ MARCH 7, 2023 ─ Six Central Arkansas teams were tasked to create a prototype of a singular interactive experience based on the history of the Trail of Tears at the first Make48 competition held in Arkansas at the Innovation Hub on the weekend of October 6, 2022. The Trail of Tears was a tragic […]

Five ways Winrock supports youth education in the U.S. and abroad

Jan 24 2023

Winrock International remains committed to working with partners in the U.S. and across the globe to increase access to education, entrepreneurial, and skills development opportunities for youth in the face of persistent economic, human rights, and environmental challenges. In the words of Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the […]
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