Little Rock Community Outreach
Little Rock Community Outreach
Little Rock, like each of the FBI’s local field offices, has a community outreach program that complements and strengthens our many efforts to protect you, your businesses, and your families in concrete ways through a range of activities and initiatives.
Our recent activities include:
FBI Little Rock Citizens Academy Alumni Association member, Clay Young, expresses thanks to NFL Player, Bryan Hall, for his support of the AFCA/FBI National Child ID Program at an event held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo, Location: Arkansas State University Convocation Center .
Oak Grove Middle School 5th and 6th Grade participants win SOS National Starfish Award for February and Stingray Award for March. Way to Go Arkansas!!!!
The Spring International Language Center hosted an FBI Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) program to approximately 50 students who participate in the Spring International Language Center Program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, on March 8, 2013. Students received information on topics which include: The Role of the FBI, presented by SA Jason Frankeberger and SA Eric Littlepage; Civil Rights, presented by Debbie Groom, Civil Chief/Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District; On Campus Security, presented by Kimberly Bertschy, Investigator, University of Arkansas Campus Police Department; and FBI Community Outreach Program, presented by COS Maria Hoskins.
Dr. Leyah Malcha Bergman Lanier and Investigator Kimberly Bertschy
SA Jason Frankenberger, Investigator Kimberly Bertschy, U.S. Attorney Debbie Groom, and Dr. Leyah Bergman Lanier
FBI Special Agent Heath White Participates in Little Rock marathon in support of individuals with disabilities.
(Photo credit CURT YOUNGBLOOD/RIVER VALLEY & OZARK EDITION)
From the left, Trevion Stephens, Jerome Riley, Taylor Freeman, Blake Hensley and Nikki Atkins won third place medals March 3 in the Little Rock Marathon. They were pushed in a relay by FBI agent Heath White of Miami, who has Arkansas relatives.
SA Heath White wearing sun glasses
Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA):
The FBI recognizes the achievements of individuals or organizations in the community who provide outstanding service by presenting the annual Director’s Community Leadership Award. This award is given to those who are actively involved in drug, gang, crime, and violence education and prevention. Our 2012 recipient was Joyce Mosley Raynor, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits in Little Rock.
Among our other ongoing efforts:
- Meeting with minority groups and civic organizations to talk about what the FBI can do with them and for them and hosting town hall meetings as needed to dialogue on key issues;
- Sending our special agents and others from the FBI into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
- Supporting the graduates of our Citizens’ Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create crime prevention programs and other initiatives that benefit communities;
- Serving on committees and boards for businesses, schools, community groups, and social and health services and launching drives to bring food, gifts, and toys to the less fortunate during the holidays and other times of the year;
- Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court;
- Distributing Child ID kits at football games and other events; and
- Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids.
Visit our national In Your Community website for more information about our overall outreach efforts and our work in other local FBI offices.