The Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public Service has created “Equity Talks,” a series of short informal conversations with local community leaders sharing different perspectives on equity throughout Arkansas.
The second interview of the series is with Rich Huddleston, Executive Director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
“Equity is important in every space,” Huddleston said. “First, I think it’s the morally right thing to do. If we really want to improve outcomes for all children and families, we have to have equity.”
Huddleston became the Executive Director of AACF in July 2004. Previously, he served as the Research and Fiscal Policy Director for AACF for nine years and was the lead program staff for the organization’s State Fiscal Analysis Initiative project.
Huddleston has an extensive background in research and public policy and has worked on a variety of public policy issues affecting children. He earned his MPA from West Virginia University and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Carroll University.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.