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The Commitment

ESTABLISHED IN 1999 by the vision of Dr. Dean Kumpuris of Little Rock, the Arkansas Commitment Program is a nonprofit organization created to identify academically talented African-American high school students throughout central Arkansas and guide them to become leaders of society at large as well as within the African-American community in Arkansas. We know that not all members will return to Arkansas after college to pursue their careers; however, we endeavor to develop a sense of responsibility to their home state and community. We also believe experience will demonstrate to our members that, given what Arkansas offers them, they will often be better off and accomplish more living and working here than elsewhere. The ultimate goal of Arkansas Commitment is to ensure future diversity in every aspect of the Arkansas community and to retain one of Arkansas most valuable resources its young people.

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