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Bridges out of Poverty Training

July 17-18, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - JPH Conference Center (South Campus)

Reducing the social costs of poverty, strengthening the workforce, and building a more prosperous and sustainable community are goals on which most communities agree. The Bridges out of Poverty Training increases understanding of economic cultures and provides a family of concepts and tools to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address poverty in a comprehensive way.

This two-day workshop will include Bridges out of Poverty training by Jodi Pfar, Poverty Simulation and Getting Ahead training.

**Registration is non-refundable but is transferable.

Lunch and Materials are included in the registration rate. 

Hosted by: North Arkansas College, Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, Boone County United Way, Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative, Boone County Resource Council, and the O.U.R. Education Cooperative.

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Summer 2019 Community Education Classes

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Silver Seated Aerobics

Instructor: Donna Bundy

Get fit while you sit! This basic exercise class, for ages 50 and older, involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building, and stretching.  Using tubes, balls, and weights, you will improve your balance, flexibility, and range of motion.  This gentle class is open to anyone at any fitness level who is age 50 or older.

Tuesdays, 10:15AM-11:15AM, May - July

Thursdays, 9:15AM-10:15AM, May - July

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Silver Tai Chi

Instructor: Donna Bundy

Gain more harmony and equilibrium in your life by integrating the mind and body elements of this ancient balanced, healing Chinese art. Feel great by increasing your energy, range of motion, and flexibility through the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Practice fluid, low-impact exercises that improve your balance, coordination, and stamina. This course is for anyone age 50 or older and is a beginning course for any fitness level.

Mondays, 10:15AM-11:15AM, May - July

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Silver Fitness Classes Pricing Per Semester

$30 for one class

$50 for two classes

$60 for all three classes

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Explore Eastern Europe

Instructor: Jackson Murray

North Arkansas College is offering a cultural immersion travel course to Eastern Europe. This trip will visit: Prague, Czech Republic, Vienna Austria, and Budapest, Hungary and will be led by a diverse, multidisciplinary team of Northark faculty and staff. Open to students, faculty, staff, and the community, Short-Term Study Abroad offers travelers the opportunity to experience the culture of this part of the world and the option of pairing the trip with a Spring 2020 academic course for an even richer experience. Confirmations/sign-ups will be open in September 2019.

For more information or questions, please feel free to contact Jackson Murray at: or 870-391-3295, attend a public Q&A session (no prior registration needed), or visit the Short-Term Study Abroad webpage at:

Thursday, June 13, 6PM, Learning Resource Center (Library)

Thursday, July 11, 6PM, Learning Resource Center (Library)

Thursday, August 8, 6PM, Learning Resource Center (Library)


Home Buying Basics - The Realtor

Instructor: John Dewitt

Are you considering buying a home but overwhelmed by the process? Join realtor John Dewitt as he explains the home buying process.  John will cover how to find a lender, select a realtor, and search for a home.  In addition, the negatives of being “house poor”, future resale value, as well as the ins and outs of the process of buying a house will be covered during this workshop.  Information regarding items such as appraisals and title work will also be covered. If you’ve been considering buying a home, you won’t want to miss this workshop that will give you a start to finish glimpse of the process of buying a house.

Thursday, May 16, 6-8PM, Cornerstone Bank Conference Room, $5

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Home Buying Basics - Credit

Instructor: Vickey Stratton & Rebecca Richardson

Credit can be one of the most critical items in the homebuying process. 

Join Vickey Stratton and Rebecca Richardson from the Northwest Regional Housing Authority as they answer questions such as: Should you use your gross or net income when budgeting?  Do you know the difference in fixed and variable expenses and how to plan for them? This workshop will teach you both of those and more.  Participants will learn how to create and implement a spending plan into your current lifestyle, how to “pay yourself first”, and discuss needs vs. wants.  You won’t want to miss this interactive, highly informative workshop. 

Thursday, June 20, 6-8PM, Cornerstone Bank Conference Room, $5

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Home Buying Basics - The Finances

Instructors: Joe McClung

Finances can seem overwhelming especially when considering the home buying process.  Join Joe McClung of Cornerstone Bank as he shares critical financial information that you need to know if you want to be a home owner.  In this workshop participants will learn about investment planning and the importance of having a goal to achieve results.  Participants will learn about the investment vehicles utilized in achieving financial goals. This will include a discussion of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, CDs, etc., as well as the account types that can create savings efficiency to meet the goal.  Risk assessment and the associated asset allocation models and why asset allocation matters will be covered. 

Thursday, July 18, 6-8PM, Cornerstone Bank Conference Room, $5

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Contact UsSarah Bing
Director of Title III, Community and Concurrent Education
1st Floor of Durand Center
(870) 391-3100