The 2001 song “I Can Only Imagine” was written by Bart Millard and recorded by the Christian band MercyMe. Based on an imaginary experience in heaven, the lyrics include: I can only imagine what it will be like When I…
At the center of Arkansas Delta’s fight against poverty and division: an 85-year-old swimming pool
Every June, that work culminates in the wildly-popular Swim Camp, where children and teenagers not only learn to swim but learn to pursue leadership through lifeguarding, volunteering and interning with Together For Hope.
Imagination is the greatest threat to Delta poverty, Together for Hope Arkansas says
With a precise focus on literacy and leadership development, Together For Hope continues to build children’s imaginations for what is possible beyond the limited view of poverty.
Phillips County, Arkansas: Backwater Rising
Like the muddy shores of the Mississippi, the Delta’s storied African American communities have always confronted both the abundance and the peril of life in the Delta, hoping to God that the levee holds.
Photo Gallery: Arkansas Delta
View the photo gallery of Arkansas Delta.
Video: Janee’ Tisby on Poverty
Watch a video with Janee’ Tisby talking about poverty.
Video: Earnest Womack on Poverty
Watch the interview with Earnest Womack talking about poverty.
Video: Janee’ Tisby on Volunteers
Watch the video with Janee’ Tisby talking about volunteers.
Video: Earnest Womack on the Pool
Watch the interview with Earnest Womack about the pool.