Give the Next Generation of Arkansans a Brighter Future

The Chasm

On one side of a deep chasm are thousands of diverse Arkansans of all ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They’re eager to work in technology and other critical sectors to make a positive difference in their families and communities. But they have a challenge to overcome. 

They need to know that these fields are not out of reach for them. And they need the training and mentorship to prepare them to join one of the many Arkansas employers – on the other side of the chasm – ready to hire them. 

Without these tools, many Arkansans and their communities will be left behind, unable to reach their full potential. 

We need to build a bridge across this chasm. Fortunately, there’s good news…

You and ACDS are Building the Bridge

When you support ACDS with your time, talent, and financial gifts, you’re enabling Arkansans to achieve their dreams for themselves and their families. 

Since its founding in 2019, this is what you and ACDS have achieved so far:
– Placed nearly 700 Arkansans in positions with our over 130 employer partners
– Received 16,000 candidate applications
– Provided free pre-apprenticeship training training to 1,000 Arkansans
– Helped talent and their employers make a cumulative economic impact of over $65 million

Hear from Arkansans

“To say this step with the ReSkill program is life-changing would be an understatement. I’m so glad that I found the program, and have been able to upskill into a promotion.”
Deloris P. 

“This is literally the best program I have been a part of so far! ACDS is giving me an opportunity to prove to an employer that I have what it takes to be a valuable and efficient team member.”
Talon C. 

Your Impact - Opportunities to Change Lives

Your gift will help us reach our goal of $100,000 and provide career training to hundreds of Arkansans. Together, we can make a life-changing difference and help build a better Arkansas. 

Critical Skills Training Scholarships

Many Arkansans are eager to enter the workforce but have little or no access to the additional training needed to make them job-ready. Your gift will help to provide education customized for Arkansas employers who are ready to hire. You’re equipping Arkansans with the skills they need to succeed in their new career. 

Working with our training partners, ACDS guides career seekers through the process of becoming professionals in IT, manufacturing, energy and other in-demand sectors. Regardless of their current skill level, we offer comprehensive training solutions that prepare them for a successful career.

Corporate Sponsorships

Your gift will make an impact on Arkansas across the state through: 
– Internship opportunities 
– Customized IT training at no cost for students
– Spreading the message to rural and underserved regions across the state
– Infrastructure needed to serve Arkansans, including software and training tools

Contact Lonnie Emard to Learn More About Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities