EAST Named Finalist for Nonprofit of the Year

   

EAST Named Finalist for Nonprofit of the Year
12/21/2017 11:48:47 AM

The EAST Initiative has been named one of five finalists for the Nonprofit of the Year award in the Arkansas Business Business of the Year Awards, presented by Centennial Bank.

Created to recognize the state’s top businesses, nonprofit organizations and executives, the awards are handed out in each category to recognize organizations nominated by the clients and communities they serve.

“To say we are honored would be an understatement. We are elated by the appreciation for the hard work we do to create unique learning environments that provide tremendous opportunities for our students, who will in turn become tomorrow’s innovative entrepreneurs and sought-after employees that drive the economy of Arkansas and beyond,” said Matt Dozier, president and CEO of the EAST Initiative.

“Arkansas may be a relatively small state, but it’s heart is enormous, consistently ranking highly in its generous support of nonprofit organizations. Consequently, we have many quality nonprofits with admirable missions doing important work. To be held in high esteem among that good company is both gratifying and humbling.”

The EAST Initiative was previously named a finalist for the Nonprofit of the Year Award in 2014. Dozier was a finalist for Nonprofit Executive of the Year in 2013.

The winner of the of the award will be announced at the 30th Annual Arkansas Business Business of the Year Awards Banquet on Feb. 22, 2018, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The EAST Initiative’s mission is to provide all learners the opportunity to have relevant, individualized, life-changing educational experiences. It establishes and supports classrooms built on the principle that students can actively determine their own learning when challenged to help their community and empowered by sophisticated technology. Headquartered in Little Rock, EAST currently serves 246 schools in four states. Additionally the organization offers training to EAST students and professional development for EAST educators, as well as for traditional classroom teachers, regardless of subject area or grade level.

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