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Community Development Minute: Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations, or CDCs for short, work to improve the lives of residents in their communities primarily by developing affordable housing. However, did you know that CDCs can offer other programs and services for the residents of their communities?

The UDDC – the University District Development Corporation — serves the University District which includes the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. It has identified health and wellness as one of its programs.

The UDDC is promoting more access to fresh fruits and vegetables in its neighborhoods through its Oak Forest Community Garden and the University District Farmers’ Market. Its Garden to Grill classes provide cooking demonstrations and nutrition lessons.

You can learn more about the work of CDCs like the UDDC at UDDCLittleRock.org.

La Kesha Crow is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker RPM in Little Rock, Ark. La Kesha graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor of business administration majoring in computer information systems. She hosts Community Development Minute on KUAR, a one-minute educational program highlighting the work of Community Development organizations like the University District Development Corporation (UDDC), which supports the UA Little Rock neighboring communities. She serves on the board of the UDDC.