summer quickly fades in Arkansas, the focus shifts to the upcoming academic fall semester and the challenges that ensue. With anticipation, fall of 2012 will bring SHINE in the River Valley. This innovative program seeks to improve the economic viability of women employed as housekeepers within a 50 mile radius of Russellville Arkansas. Sharing Housekeeper Issues Not Examined in the River Valley will assist 40 female housekeepers to prepare for job readiness, develop industry related skills, and provide job training through American Hotel Lodging Association sponsorship. In addition, the SHINE program will increase economic and financial literacy and teach budgeting skills.