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Southern Bancorp Capital Partners

605 Main Street, Suite 202
(P.O. Box 248)
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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Southern Bancorp Capital Partners

Southern Bancorp Capital Partners is committed to the revitalization of struggling rural communities by promoting comprehensive development - restarting the local economy, rebuilding the civic infrastructure, fostering the emergence of new leadership, addressing health care needs, creating new homeownership and affordable housing opportunities, and supporting quality educational opportunities for residents of all ages.

Program

Southern Bancorp Capital Partners uses two primary methods to achieve its mission of rural revitalization:



Client Population

Southern Bancorp Capital Partners promotes community prosperity in targeted struggling rural counties in southern Arkansas and the Delta region of Arkansas and Mississippi. The service area is predominately African American and 100 percent rural.

The Delta represents a multidimensional development challenge - one that is social, as well as economic. Phillips County, Arkansas, where SBCP is headquartered, exemplifies these challenges with a 37% poverty rate, a 49% child poverty rate, $26,261 median household income, and currently fewer than 10% of public school students will graduate from college.

Impact

Southern Bancorp Capital Partners uses its innovative rural development strategy to promote community prosperity touching tens of thousands of people and impacting over 1,000 people in truly life-changing ways. Because of SBCP's work,


Story

Southern Bancorp Capital Partners
Clarendon is a community that faces the challenges of housing shortages, poverty and unemployment typical of many communities in the Arkansas Delta. The shortage of safe, decent and affordable housing made it difficult for Clarendon to attract business to the area. Opportunity Lands Corporation and its nonprofit affiliate, Southern Community Development Corporation partnered to help build Delta Acres Apartments and the Cottages at Delta Acres, creating homes and spurring economic development. Full Story

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