What's Next Pine Bluff is a coalition of educators, families, and community members committed to the success of students in Pine Bluff.
Our Mission is for young people in Pine Bluff to have the same opportunity to succeed as a student growing up anywhere in America.
Through a Summer Fellows program and support after school during the school year, we strive to make the hopes and dreams of youth in Pine Bluff a reality.
What's Next Pine Bluff has Three Major Goals
Enhance life opportunities for young people in Pine Bluff by growing the number of students receiving quality year-round academic support.
Increase the amount of student led service in Pine Bluff to develop leaders and strengthen our community.
Raise the number of students in Pine Bluff graduating from High School and entering meaningful college, careers, and national service.
Nyeshia Aldridge - Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County
Glenn Brown Jr. - Pine Bluff Alderman Ward 2
Maurice Carlton - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Office of Career Services
Earlean Collins - Former Assistant Principal, Pine Bluff High School
Vivian Flowers - District 17 State Representative, Arkansas House of Representatives
Bob Hart - Pine Bluff Community Foundation, Salvation Army, Volunteers in Public Schools
Marjie Hart - Former Elementary School Teacher, Pine Bluff School District
Dr. Cortez Henderson - Grant writer and TRIO specialist, University of Arkansas at PIne Bluff
Yvonne Humphrey - Jefferson County Assessor
April Layher - Director, Pine Bluff Department of Parks and Recreation
Donnalie Nelson - Manager Teacher Leadership Development, Teach for America Arkansas
DeShanna Russell - Parent, Pine Bluff School District
Alisa Smith - Social Studies Teacher, Pine Bluff High School
SCHOOL YEAR STAFF 2016
Mock Trial Facilitator
Dr. Cortez Henderson
Jack Robey Facilitator
School 101 Facilitator