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About the Ivy Center

"The Purpose"The Ivy Center for Education was founded for the purpose of improving educational opportunities for the children of the Pine Bluff, AR, Jefferson County Community. The Center involves our children in cultural events to expand their horizon beyond television and video games.

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More about Us...

The Ivy Center for Education, Inc., (ICE) was incorporated May 21, 2004.  Created based on the needs of the youth in the Pine Bluff, AR community which includes: achieving academic excellence, college graduate preparation, crime rate reduction, a decrease in the high school dropout rate, and to fill the void of parental apathy. 

 

Our Program has created a strategic roadmap in the following areas of self-esteem, motivation, communication, and character building. The objective of the program is to expose our children in the community to a vast array of opportunities, such as: 

  • A renewed sense of academic goal setting

  • Leadership development

  • Purpose and direction at school, home and throughout the world community


Projects include:

  • College Tours

  • Speakers Bureau

  • Character Building

  • Pageants

  • Field Trips

  • Youth Leadership Counsel

Meet Our Board Members

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Mattie P. Collins

President and Coordinator of Education & Outreach Programs 
mattie1908@gmail.com
870-489-1533

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Patricia Berry

Executive Director 
Koolaidpat1@aol.com
870-692-4861

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Jeff Pulliam

Vice President
jd_pulliam@yahoo.com
870-329-3765

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Patricia Richard

Secretary & Grant Admin
patriciarichard@gmail.com
870-413-9752

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Chandra Griffin

Treasurer
clgriffin0072@yahoo.com
870-329-0072

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Marguerite Flannigan

Program Evaluator & Technology
margueritelnorman@gmail.com
870-413-1586

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Dr. Charity Smith

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Dr. Sederick Rice

Future Engineering Coach


Parental involvement is vital to the success of the program. “We are extremely happy to have such outstanding parents who are dedicated to the success of all children”
- Mattie P. Collins

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