Vanessa McKuin

Partner Manager

As Partner Manager for Arkansas Public Media, Vanessa manages the non-journalism aspects of this Regional Journalism Collaboration. She works with the station partners and local partners to manage finances, coordinates promotions and community engagement, and seeks funding for the partnership.

Vanessa holds a B.A. in art from Hendrix College in Conway and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Before joining Arkansas Public Media she was the Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas. 

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Vanessa McKuin / Arkansas Public Media

Each year hundreds of young people participate in the City of Little Rock's Summer Youth Employment Program, which places young people in jobs at 150-200 nonprofit organizations and government agencies around the city. According to Mike Sanders, the Community Resources Manager for the City of Little Rock, this year's program garnered 1,200 applicants, of which 650 were placed.