Community Development Initiatives

As Arkansas immigrants and partners move to seek positive change in their communities, AUCC utilizes guided practice, an approach that emphasizes learning-by-doing, enabling immigrants to develop and put newly acquired ideas, tools and techniques into practice on specific initiatives of their choosing. As a result, the experiences and learning stay within the immigrant communities. AUCC also offers organizing training and technical assistance to project-related service providers so that they too can incorporate empowerment strategies into their own work, creating an important multiplier effect.