About ACEI

The Arkansas Community Empowerment Initiative, is a community based organization created to serve local selective neighborhoods with high poverty, crime, and domestic violence rates, in which ACEI uses different programs, and consistent interactions to curve the existence of those elements which destroy neighborhoods, as well as communities.

The ACEI Team


Montez J. Peterson Sr.


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Born and raised in the great state of Arkansas, I've been inspired by countless others that have helped me in my life, from growing as a child, to being the man I am today.  I am honored to be a part of the movement in helping our neighborhoods, and communities, once again become our safe havens. ​

Denice Jeter


Diedra C. Peterson

Vice President 

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Alicia Wilkes

Assistant VP/Director of Business Operations 

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Mary Robinson Guinn

Director of Youth Educational Programs 

  Former School Board Superintendent

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Dowayne Peterson Jr.

Director of Public Relations   

Sheree P. Williams

Public Relations Specialist