Canopy Northwest Arkansas partners with many businesses, nonprofits and faith communities throughout Northwest Arkansas to connect our resettled refugees to resources needed for them to build a new life. We are so thankful for the support of our community! We couldn't do it without you!
Note: We are still in the process of adding our partners. If you have partnered with Canopy and want to let others know about it through our page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort smith adult education center
Serving refugees since 1975, the Fort Smith AEC helps teach our clients English through reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and speaking. Their goal is to prepare adults for the workforce or for higher education. The organization believes that refugee resettlement is great for our communities and are an "important and vibrant part" of Northwest Arkansas.
Potter's house academy
Potter's House Academy has taken some of our refugee families children and enrolled them in their programs. They have helped improve their language skills and encourage them in their adjustment to a new culture. They believe that "a healthy community is a diverse community", part of which includes embracing new neighbors.
Rockin' Baker Academy
Rockin' Baker Academy offers training opportunities to our refugees who are looking to acquire trade and/or soft skills. They also hope to offer employment for refugees as the need arises.Their goal is to "enable self-sufficiency through on-the-job skills training. They believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live productive lives and become active participants in society.
The Grove Church
The Grove Church has a group that has gone through co-sponsor training and is anxiously waiting to matched with a refugee family. While they wait, they have found opportunities to volunteer at several events such as the Mock Refugee Camp at the University of Arkansas. They believe that Canopy provides a unique opportunity to bring the world into the local community. They are thankful for the refugee families who are now able to call Northwest Arkansas home because of Canopy.
Ozark Guidance has partnered with Canopy from the very beginning. They currently provide mental health care to our clients, when needed. Ozark Guidance also holds trainings about refugees and trauma to "better assist Canopy volunteers in working with those resettled in NWA". Their mission is to save and change lives by providing compassionate, quality mental health services.
Literacy Council of Benton County
The Literacy Council of Benton County offers free of charge English classes to Canopy refugee clients, but they have been teaching adults from all over the world since 1972. The Literacy Council has served students affiliated with Canopy, additionally they train tutors for our clients. They welcome the chance to play a small part in giving refugees a better life in the United States. They hope to continue to be of service to more refugees in the future.
Catholic Charities immigration services
Catholic Charities Immigration Services has been incredibly instrumental in the formation of Canopy NWA. They helped Canopy form, and provided vital information toward the success of our organization. Catholic Charities Immigration Services is another refugee resettlement agency in Arkansas, located in Central Arkansas.
Students for Refugees
Students for Refugees empowers students to utilize their disciplines and resources at the University of Arkansas to advocate for the dignity of refugees and create an environment for refugee resettlement in Northwest Arkansas. They have worked with Canopy NWA since our inception, and spearheaded the first Refugee Camp Experience at the University of Arkansas.