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Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council

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Our mission is to empower individuals and families through informal education in Family and Consumer Sciences, leadership development, and community service. EHC has a statewide membership of over 3,200 people with over 320 clubs. With such a widespread membership, a variety of clubs, and an array of projects, there are many opportunities to get involved with EHC!

Interested in EHC? Request more information here!

EHC volunteers cook as volunteer hours
Pictured above: EHC members learn about safe and healthy food preservation for home canning.

What are the three pillars of AEHC?

Lifelong Learning

The Cooperative Extension Service connects trusted research to the adoption of best practices in Family and Consumer Sciences including:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Family Life and Personal Development

Community Service

We believe that by working together we can create opportunities, enrich lives, and strengthen communities. Our members contribute to a wide variety of community service projects across the state. Last year, AEHC members volunteered a total of 705,275 hours with an estimated dollar value of $16,616,279.

EHC volunteers teach youth about financial wellness
Pictured above: Get Real, Here's the Deal personal finance simulation for high school students, led by Howard County EHC members.

Leadership Development

We create opportunities for members to develop leadership skills that increase self-confidence, improve communication, and enable individuals to become more active in community engagement.  

Who are we partnered with?

AEHC, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture are partners in providing non-formal, research-based education to families throughout Arkansas.

Nationally, AEHC is affiliated with the National Volunteer Outreach Network. Internationally, AEHC is part of the Associated Country Women of the World.