PODCAST | Embracing Diversity: The Journey of Black Immigrants in America

This Canopy Conversations: Juneteenth Special invites listeners in on a candid conversation among Canopy NWA staff members from across the African continent, including a Kenyan born and raised in the US, a Black woman exploring her African roots and a former refugee turned US Citizen as they share their unique perspectives on living and working…

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From Kabul to Northwest Arkansas – Joseph Amin’s Inspiring Journey

Welcome to Canopy Conversations, where we bring you candid and unscripted chats about the work of refugee resettlement in Northwest Arkansas. Together, let’s uncover the diverse experiences and perspectives that shape our community. Meet Joseph Amin, a young gentleman whose journey from Kabul, Afghanistan, to becoming a successful business owner in Northwest Arkansas is nothing…

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Lifting the Veil: My Journey through an Internship at Canopy NWA

As I reflect on my time with Canopy, I can’t help but reminisce about the diverse experiences this internship has given me thus far. I am completing my internship in communication through Canopy for the University of Arkansas, where I am a senior in college. Starting in January of 2024, I was welcomed with open…

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Meet Peggy Hicks, of the Compassion Coalition of NW Arkansas

APR 25 2024 “In preparing for this interview, I put together some Canopy facts to share. Since 2017, when we began partnering with Canopy, we’ve clothed 688 refugees, totaling $75,680.” – Peggy Hicks, Executive Director of The Compassion Coalition of Northwest Arkansas Can you tell me how the Compassion Coalition got started? It started with…

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Community Celebration: A Women’s Day Gathering

APR 23 2024 Written By: Abea Pendeza, Furaha Mulenga, and Linda Mlongeca Translated to English by Linda Mlongeca Canopy staff members were graciously invited by clients from the Congolese community to partake in a vibrant celebration of International Women’s Day. The event was a lively affair, featuring a rich tapestry of traditional Congolese cuisine, music,…

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PODCAST – A Conversation about New Americans exercising their right to vote.

MAR 18 2024 In this episode, Jonathan Nunez talks about the importance of New Americans exercising their right to vote. Why it’s essential to have your voice heard and ways to connect with your local and state officials. Tune in to gain insights and inspiration to make your voice count. LISTEN HERE Transcript Coming here…

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What’s In A Name?

JAN 17 2024 By Clint Schnekloth What’s In A Name I write this as the founder and chair of the board of Canopy NWA, Arkansas’ primary refugee resettlement site. Since 2015 our organization has served as an affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). When we were forming Canopy NWA, we spent a lot of time…

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Empowering Communities: Exploring the Role of CDFIs in Lending & Economic Development

NOV 15 2023 Are you a local entrepreneur with a business dream? Our entrepreneurship team is sharing important information to help you achieve your goal! Learn about the role of CDFIs: In the realm of financial institutions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) have emerged as powerful catalysts for economic growth and empowerment. With a distinct…

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