Highlander's PAR Institute

Frederick Gentry


Frederick Gentry lives in Little Rock, Arkansas and has worked in the public sector for over twenty years. He began his career being elected to the City Council at the age of 21 and went on to work for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which advocated for low-to-moderate income citizens. While there he worked with underserved, neglected neighborhoods to advocate for equitable resources and help improve living conditions. For over eight years he worked for the City of Little Rock. During this time he provided research to the City Board of Directors and helped shape policy. He played a pivotal role in helping to establish community efforts in developing a comprehensive plan to revitalize the 12th Street Corridor area and continues to work on the implementation of this plan to bring about affordable housing and encourage economic growth.

PAR Institute Experiences: Presenter
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