“Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race and Place in America” by Kevin Fitzpatrick & Mark LaGory

“Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race and Place in America” by Kevin Fitzpatrick & Mark LaGory Book Signing Event Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm Nightbird Books (205 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR) Summary The purpose of this book is to show the important role that space and place plays in the health of urban residents, particularly those living in high poverty ghettos. The book brings together research and writing from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate the health costs of being poor in America’s cities. Both authors are committed to raising awareness of...

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Northwest Arkansas Social Indicators Community Fact Sheet – HOPE 2010

On October 1, 2010 a one-stop service provision event took place in Fayetteville, AR. HOPE 2010, sponsored in part by the Veterans’ Administration, was designed to serve those in need throughout the NWA region. Take a few minutes to read the report (download by clicking imageto the right  ), and if you would like to be involved in meeting the needs of the homeless in NW Arkansas please consider supporting Seven Hills Homeless Center NW Arkansas Women’s Shelter Samaritan Community Center Cobblestone Project Initiatives For more information about the quality of...

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Faith Victory Kenya Water Projects are Complete!

In November 2009 a $5,000 collection was given during one service by the people present at The Well (part of Fellowship Bible Church).  The money given was collected in order to support the on-going work through Faith Victory Kenya. Today, not one water project, but two water projects have been completed, and there are literally thousands of people every day that now have clean water.  Countless lives have been saved through something that most of us take for granted. Here is the story & the result… From Richard Cazell to the people of The Well The two projects The Well...

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“Why the issue of Fatherlessness?”

On Nov 2nd, the Cobblestone Project is hosting our second “Present in the City” evening together.  For this gathering, we have chosen to focus on the issues of Fatherlessness and have invited Dr. John Sowers, author of “Fatherless Generation” & President of The Mentoring Project, to be our guest. But some may ask, “Why a night to focus on the issue of fatherlessness?” “What does this have to do with serving the under-resourced in our community?” “What kind of impact could this make?” “Is this really an issue in our...

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World Garden Closing but Mission Continues

Like so many in our community, we are saddened by news of the closing of World Garden in Bentonville.  Over the past year we have had the privilege of coming alongside their mission, their staff and their family to be a part of a story that goes to the core of what drives the Cobblestone Project forward.  World Garden’s story of creating a space in our community that allows those in need to have their basic needs met is actually only a small portion of their larger story.  Their larger story is one of leaving behind the comforts and security of this world to pursue a...

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