Arkansas Human Development Corporation
Arkansas Human Development Corporation (AHDC), a 501 c(3) nonprofit was originally charted in 1972 as the Arkansas Council of Farmworkers to administer the U.S. Department of Labor’s Comprehensive Employment and Training Administration’s (CETA) program for Seasonal and Migrant Farmworkers in Arkansas. AHDC continued to provide workforce development services to this population under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and does so now under the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). In addition to occupational, on-the-job and work experience services, the agency provides housing, health and medical, nutritional, and transportation services to eligible seasonal and migrant farm working customers to support training and job placement activities through the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP).
The agency also provides Health Education and prevention services such as pesticide safety education, HIV/AIDs testing and counseling, Tobacco education and counseling services, and a variety of other screenings such as blood pressure and diabetes screenings for minority populations in central Arkansas.
Moreover, a variety of economic development services such as publication of a periodic Newsletter, presentation of financial literacy information and hosting of rural business conferences and lender forums are provided to help stabilize small business.
Expanding its tradition of investing in human capital today, with a regional network throughout Arkansas, AHDC’s progressive initiatives continue to serve as a fundamental and intricate delivery system to assist low income, disadvantaged and underserved customers by providing them with resources and tools to help them reach their greatest potential.
Over the years, at various times, the agency has provided Self-Help Housing, YouthBuild, Early Head Start, and administered a Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund.
300 Spring Street, Suite 700 • Little Rock, AR 72201
(Office) 501.374.1103 • (Fax) 501.374.1413