SOMA 501

SoMa 501 (formerly Southside Main Street Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing economic development, public relations, historic integrity and quality of life for the citizens of the neighborhood.

As an accredited Main Street America program, we work with our local businesses, government partners, and other stakeholders to deliver events, improvement projects, and programming for the benefit of everyone that visits our stretch of Main Street.

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SUPPORT our work

Your financial support means so much to our section of Main Street. Because of your generosity, we can offer community-centered events, sponsor programming for elementary students, improve our landscape, and attract customers to our local businesses.

 By investing in SoMa 501, you help drive customers to local businesses. Every dollar spent locally keeps $0.48 in our economy compared to only $0.136 in chain retailers.

Get involved

 Join us! You can become a SoMa 501 board member, a committee member, or volunteer at our events. Contact us to get started.

 If you want to learn more about SoMa, joining a committee is a great way to dive in. In addition to various event committees, we also have:

  • Design — tasked to celebrate historic character, foster accessible public spaces, and create an inviting, inclusive atmosphere,

  • Promotion — tasked to market our neighborhood’s defining assets, communicate its features through storytelling, and supporting a buy-local experience,

  • Economic vitality — tasked to build a diverse economic base, catalyze smart new investment, and cultivate a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem; and,

  • Organization — tasked to ensure broad community engagement, forge partnerships across sectors, and to build leadership and strong organizational capacity.

Board of Directors

  • Lindsey Barnett

  • Lindsey Boerner

  • Brett Budolfson

  • Liz Hall

  • Devin Hancock

  • Lara Kahler

  • Hillis Schild

SOMA LITTLE ROCK PART-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The SoMa Little Rock Board of Directors seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. This part-time position is responsible for the overall operations of the organization by the way of the SoMa Little Rock Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of success in program management, volunteer management, social media, fundraising, and event planning.

Candidates for this hands-on position should possess a bachelor’s degree or comparable experience, providing community and organization leadership, developing impact strategies and resources, building relationships, and demonstrating business acumen.

View full job description on the button below. Please send cover letter and resume to soma@somalittlerock.com with “SoMa Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Candidates are expected to highlight relevant expertise via a cover letter/email message. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Only applications meeting qualifications will be considered.