Village Commons has formed several partnerships and seeks to build a network of organizations interested in working to further a vision for Environmental Justice in Little Rock. Organizations that become partners are expected to share information and/or resources; but have no financial obligations to support the organization. Partners may participate in many ways, including:
Contributing information such as other projects, initiatives, programs, data and best practices
Serving in an advisory capacity
Identifying and/or organizing volunteers, student groups, and others to gather data and develop and run programming
Identifying mutual needs that the partners and Village Commons can fulfill for one another
Sharing physical space and helping to cover costs of maintaining the space
Providing expertise in particular subject areas related to the programs of Village Commons
Joining forces to apply for funding or use resources more efficiently
Grand Aspirations Summer of Solutions
Little Rock Summer of Solutions is a project of Village Commons and Grand Aspirations. Grand Aspirations is an organization that empowers, connects, and supports youth leaders as they create innovative, self-sustaining, and inter-dependent initiatives that integrate food and energy solutions, economic security, and social justice. Summer of Solutions programs run all across the country interweave leadership, community organizing, personal and collective transformation, and social entrepreneurship while building tangible models for social change. Learn more.
Janus Institute For Justice
Janus Institute For Justice is nonprofit organization comprised of an alliance of diverse individuals from various academic, professional and cultural backgrounds committed to the advancement of environmental and social justice through education, advocacy and activism, social media, volunteerism, community outreach and other forms of non-violent, civic engagement. Learn more.
GreenFaith's mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. Our work is based on beliefs shared by the world’s great religions - we believe that protecting the earth is a religious value, and that environmental stewardship is a moral responsibility. There are three core values that guide the work that we do: Spirit, Stewardship, and Justice. Learn more.
Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light
The Arkansas Affiliate of Interfaith Power and Light is established by individuals and participating congregations who share a concern for the earth’s environment from a unique, nonpartisan, theological perspective. AIPL offers Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects (retrofits), Tighten-Up Bags for low-income neighbors, a Cool Congregation Challenge, an annual Preach-In event in February, classes and book studies, and presentations to children, youth, and adults. Learn More.