E8 Communities

Excel by Eight communities are local models for change. Parents, educators, health professionals, and other community members identify gaps in their resource grids and develop strategies for improving child outcomes.

Conway County

Conway County

Excel by Eight in Conway CountyConway County kicked off their E8 initiative with Healthy Smiles, a Delta Dental-funded effort to get more children to the dentist before kindergarten by raising awareness about oral health for caregivers of infants, toddlers, and...

Independence County

Independence County

Excel by Eight in Independence CountyIndependence County is one of the inaugural community partners for Excel by Eight. Led by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, E8 joins other education-related initiatives in the area and incorporates goals that are inclusive...

Pulaski County

Pulaski County

Excel by Eight in Pulaski CountyThe E8 coalition in Little Rock is led by the City of Little Rock, with Jennifer Glasgow, Chief Education Officer, serving as chairperson. After surveying the community, the Little Rock steering committee has narrowed six priority areas...

Sevier County

Sevier County

Excel by Eight in Sevier CountyJanet Cantrell, Mary Runnels, and Beth Tody co-lead the E8 initiative in Sevier County. After the initial community input process, the steering committee narrowed priority areas to child food security and physical activity. As a result...

Union County

Union County

Excel by Eight in Union CountyUnion County’s strong reputation for philanthropy is seen in the Excel by Eight steering committee led by the SHARE Foundation and the United Way of Union County. A true spirit of collaboration has brought key groups serving families...