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Community Service, Inc. names Darryl Rhoda CEO

Posted: April 18, 2014 - 4:07pm

Community Service, Inc. Board of Directors has selected Darryl Rhoda of Morrilton, to be the fourth president/CEO of the organization. 

Rhoda has worked at CSI since 1996 serving as human resource and corporate compliance director. He was promoted in 2000 to chief operating officer. During his tenure he has contributed greatly to the strategic vision and growth of the agency.

He is currently assisting with the preparation and facilitation of a statewide effort to reform the Arkansas Juvenile Justice System. One of Rhoda’s goals as president/CEO is to improve the community’s understanding and awareness of CSI’s unique principles and culture for empowering children and families. 

“CSI has a culture that is unlike any other nonprofit agency in the state and we are going to stay true to that,” Rhoda said.  

He has also supported a number of ambitious initiatives at CSI including the Faulkner County Youth Advocate and Courage2Change programs, and the recent piloting of the Community Service Youth Foundation’s Johnson County Youth Leadership program and The First Tee program in Morrilton and Russellville.

CSI was founded in 1958 and has since grown to eight service facilities helping to provide youth programs in 16 Arkansas counties. CSI service professionals are committed to helping youth in need through prevention and education services, therapeutic foster care, youth advocacy, day treatment, substance abuse services, mental health and juvenile justice services.

Programs are provided to children from birth to 18 years of age without regard to their ability to pay. In 2013, almost 1,600 youth and their families were helped.

“My greatest passion is helping empower families to support their children, which is at the core of CSI’s mission,” Rhoda said. “I appreciate the support from the board, management team and staff. I love the mission of CSI and I am looking forward to working with all the communities served by our agency.” 

For more information on Community Service, Inc. visit their website at CommunityServiceInc.com.

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