November 18, 2015, marks the 11th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center. Opened on November 18, 2004, the Center has become a premiere educational and cultural venue, an extension of the classroom, and a cornerstone of the Little Rock community. The Center includes the Little Rock office of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
“As we move through the second decade of the Clinton Presidential Center, we will continue to expand our impact both in our community and beyond,” said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation. “We truly believe that the best is yet to come, and we are looking forward to sharing the Center with future generations of visitors."
Fast Facts About the Center:
- According to a 2014 study commissioned by Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Center has served at a catalyst for more than $2.46 billion in downtown development for a total economic impact of $3.3 billion.
- Since its grand opening, the Center has welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors from around the world, including more than 282,000 student visitors.
- Clinton Center volunteers have served more than 544,000 hours, that equal over $11.4 million of in-kind value.
- Over 250 students have graduated from the Clinton School’s first in the nation Masters of Public Service degree program. More than 180,000 people have attended over 1000 programs as part of its Clinton School Speakers Series.
- The Center has hosted 42 temporary exhibitions, including its current exhibit, Coca-Cola: An American Original.
- The Presidential Library was the first LEED Platinum certified Federal Building.
- The Choctaw Building achieved LEED Gold certification in 2014.
About the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs, and lectures throughout the year. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Center has welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors from around the world since opening in 2004. Most importantly, the Center is a reflection of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States.
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