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Doing Good - Enactus

The Enactus program at Northwest Arkansas Community College is offering students a unique way to help others in our community to make a difference.
Sherry Glanton, an NWACC Student and Enactus member said, Enactus is a student organization and it's in 1,600 universities and 36 different countries. Part of our project is to help organizations in the community and that's how I got involved." 

Students in the Enactus program at NWACC work towards college credit hours while also helping others to reach their goals.

One nonprofit the group works with is the Christian Women's Job Corps of Northwest Arkansas, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching women valuable computer skills.

They helped them launch new ways to get the nonprofit exposure.

"By getting their Facebook page up and going, their website operational and also to promote them," explained Glanton.

Pamela Stevenson with the Christian Women's Job Corp said, "They came alongside us and we met almost every week and planned a very detailed marketing plan."

Enactus members also work with the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County's Keystone Project, a youth leadership and development program for at risk youth.

Enactus helped the club with a marketing plan for Keystone, and also gave kids in program a unique opportunity in the process.

Daniel Rodriguez with the Boys And Girls Club of Benton County said, "Our kids get that hands on experience to see business plans and entrepreneurial endeavors. So for them to sit with college students and see how they do life and achieve goals is just priceless.

While the nonprofit are on the receiving end of the help, members in the Enactus program get just as much out of it.

Stevenson said, "They were very actively involved. So for me they were just a precious gift."

"Just a sense of accomplishment in helping them reach their goals," said Glanton.

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