Charlotte completed the HIPPY program, along with her siblings, twins Samuel and Margaret.

MISSION

HIPPY partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Nationally, HIPPY USA seeks individuals to serve on its board of trustees. Opportunities to volunteer with Arkansas HIPPY programs include serving on local advisory boards, assisting and supporting special HIPPY events (field trips, fun days), fundraising and volunteering with local HIPPY programs across the country.

HIPPY graduates and HIPPY parents reading with their children.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Endow the Westheimer Rising Speaker Series: Support this new effort in honor of HIPPY USA’s founding executive director, Dr. Miriam Westheimer, with minimum gifts of $1,000 – which will fund the HIPPY USA Rising Speakers and Thought Leaders Series.
  • Scholarships through Arkansas Community Foundation
  • Planned giving
  • Gifts for specific needs:
    • $50 provides a year’s worth of HIPPY activity packets
    • $100 provides a family with a month of home visits
    • $250 provides CDA credential support for a HIPPY home visitor
    • $500 provides a HIPPY program with three months of group meetings
    • $2,000 sponsors a HIPPY family for a year
    • $200,000 helps expand HIPPY in Arkansas

HIPPY graduates and HIPPY parents reading with their children.

OUR IMPACT

119
Programs serving 16,000 children and their families in 19 states plus the District of Columbia

9,100
Home visits occur on average each week

14,882
Families committed to increasing literacy and parent/child interaction in the home through the HIPPY program

37.4 Million
More minutes of interaction between parents and children

300,000+
Hours of professional development for HIPPY staff

37
Program sites within 23 implementing agencies serving more than 5,000 Arkansas children across 60 counties annually

FUNDING SOURCES


Contributions and Grants: 36.74%
Program Service Revenue: 40.3%
Royalties and Curriculum: 22.81%


Established: 1988

Employees: 7

Service Area: U.S.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Staci Croom-Raley, JD, MS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robin Frank, Chair
Laura Peracchio,Co-Vice Chair
Verelyn Gibbs Watson, Co-Vice Chair
Susan Storer, Treasurer
Victoria Kern, Secretary
Susan Nasca, Member at large

Cheryl Austein Casnoff
Maria Ferguson
John D. Gonzalez
Andre Goode
Jeffrey Keilson
Dora Lipper
Joe Ross
Anita Stoller
Francesca Scheiber
Marjorie Margolies
Linda Frank
Leroy Butler
Carla Mowell
Suzanne Plastrik
Miriam Westheimer

1221 Bishop St.
P.O. Box 1034
Little Rock, AR 72203
501.537.7726
HIPPYUSA.org

   


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