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Leadership in Little Rock

Our executive director, staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Little Rock by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.

Jennifer Cobb

Senior Vice President and Executive Director for
City Year Little Rock

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Jennifer Cobb is an authentic, energetic, data-driven leader with more than 20 years of diverse experience in healthcare and nonprofit communications, fundraising, and marketing. A storyteller at heart, Jennifer most recently served as the Executive Director of Donor Relations for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). There, she led a multi-faceted team focused on providing individualized, inspiring, and intentional donor communications and experiences.

Prior to joining UAMS, Jennifer served as Director of Content Marketing for Arkansas Children’s, leading storytelling efforts for the pediatric health system. She served for five years as Director of Communications and Planning for the Arkansas Children’s Foundation, building capacity for investment-level philanthropy through strategic content development and storytelling. Jennifer also held leadership roles at Arkansas Business Publishing Group in Little Rock and at various nonprofits in Montgomery, Alabama, including the A+ Education Foundation, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to educational equity in K-12 schools.

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rhodes College in Memphis. Jennifer is married to Chris Travis, a partner at Gill Ragon Owen LLC. Between them, they are the proud but exhausted parents of five young adults – one in high school and four in college.

Our board brings to City Year Little Rock their expertise and commitment to local communities and schools.

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City Year depends on committed public and private sector partners in Little Rock to support our work.

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More than 40 AmeriCorps members positively impact more than 4,000 students in Little Rock.

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Students who work with City Year report better academic outcomes than similar students who don't.

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