City of Faith-Little Rock has been at it’s present location since November of 1996. Since that time, COF-LR has been required by the Bureau of Prisons and the City of Little Rock to organize and hold monthly meetings with members of the community. This board is made of neighbors from the surrounding neighborhoods. One of the longest standing members of this board is Dr. Allan Ward. Dr. Ward has blessed COF-LR with his leadership and wisdom many times through their monthly staff training sessions. Dr. Ward recently authored a book entitled Civil Right Brothers about his and former COF-LR CRAB (Community Relations & Advisory Board) member Albert Porter’s journey as friends during the Civil Rights era. Dr. Ward recently trained the City of Faith staff on cultural diversity and communications skills (for which he holds a doctorate) based on his experiences in the 1960s and 1970s. “It was truly inspiring to hear him talk. I have known Dr. Ward for 10 years and had no idea how involved he was during Civil Rights. He captivated our entire staff with his stories and lessons on how to treat others,” said Program Manager Allen Winkler. Dr. Ward is a retired professor of communication from University of AR at Little Rock and Philander Smith College in Little Rock.