Staff Picks: Music 🎶

SEP 22 2022 Our staff put together a fun collection of songs and artists that they love for our community to enjoy! Read about our favorites — songs, albums, artists, or all of the above! — and hear from each staff member about why these choices have been so impactful. Find some great new songs…

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Welcoming Week 2022

SEP 7 2022 Join us for Welcoming Week NWA: September 9-18, 2022 Welcoming Week is an annual week-long event hosted by Engage NWA that brings together NWA Leadership Pledge supporters and the broader community to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Next week, you and…

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Tuka & Paccy: A Beautiful Story of Support & Friendship

AUG 25 2022 Tuka and Paccy, two incredible community members who have worked with Canopy in various capacities, mainly with our Youth Programs, shared a bit about their stories and what brought them to their roles on the Canopy team. The two also spoke about how their friendship was built after spending time together supporting…

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A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Incredible Co-Sponsors

AUG 10 2022 Aarozo Farhad, one of Canopy’s wonderful Case Manager Supervisors who came to Northwest Arkansas from Afghanistan, shared heartfelt thanks for our incredible Co-Sponsors. Her stories of these wonderful volunteers shed light on the incredible impact made by our Co-Sponsor teams, the beautiful relationships that are built with our new neighbors, and the…

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How Accessible Transportation Changes a Community

JUL 12 2022 Transportation can often be a significant barrier for new neighbors as they build and navigate life in a new place. Accessible transportation can have an incredibly positive impact in lives of newcomers as it supports economic or educational success in addition to convenience for daily activities such as grocery shopping or enjoying…

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Canopy Staff Picks: Local Restaurants!

APR 19 2022 A few members of the Canopy team shared their favorite local restaurants in NWA! Check out some of our team’s tips on great spots – some team favorites are even mentioned multiple times on the list! – and some favorite dishes at many of the places. You’ll find a wide array of…

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How English Language Learning Builds Community

MAR 15 2022 Canopy’s In-Home ESL Tutoring Program Why It Matters: Canopy NWA piloted our In-Home ESL Tutoring program in July of 2021. The program was created to alleviate barriers for adult new neighbors who could not attend regular English-language-learning services. These barriers most commonly include: transportation, childcare, scheduling, as well as digital literacy and…

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Persistence: Ghani’s Journey from Afghanistan to NWA

MAR 31 2022 Ahmad Ghani (Ghani) recently joined our NWA community from Afghanistan as well as the Canopy team as an Employment Specialist. We had the honor of hearing him share pieces of his story – from growing up in Pakistan, studying at universities in both Afghanistan and the U.S., working in Petroleum Engineering with…

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