Marvell's Boys, Girls, Adults Community Center is among 16 projects in Arkansas that will share $40,000 in grant money from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. All the projects benefit minority and under-served communities across Arkansas.

Marvell's Boys, Girls, Adults Community Center is among 16 projects in Arkansas that will share $40,000 in grant money from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. All the projects benefit minority and under-served communities across Arkansas.

The awards were announced at the ABHOF's grant reception at the Mosiac Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on May 23.

The grants, administered by the Arkansas Community Foundation, will support projects focused on education, health and wellness and youth development.

BGACDC will use its grant money to support African American youths and help prepare them for careers in technology through a computer coding and technology skills class during the summer months in a 13-week course.

“Each year we are so energized by supporting these amazing projects that are positively impacting outcomes for children, families and communities throughout Arkansas,” commented Charles Stewart, ABHOF Foundation chairman. “Our commitment to work with grassroots and other organizations to help improve education, youth development and health and wellness for the people of Arkansas is reaffirmed with each cycle.”

The goal o the ABHOF is to provide an environment in which future generations of African American achievers with Arkansas roots can thrive and achieve. The ABHOF recognizes contributions of African Americans through its annual hall of fame induction ceremony. It also gives grants to charitable efforts in the black community.

Learn more about the ABHOF at www.arblackhalloffame.org.