Welcoming 2022 Together

MAR 2 2022 Welcome to 2022, Canopy community. Last August, Kabul fell to the Taliban and the U.S. launched Operation Allies Welcome to evacuate and resettle vulnerable Afghans, many of whom worked alongside the US troops. At that time, Canopy stepped forward and said we would welcome 50 Afghan refugees in the coming months: the…

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Canopy Staff Picks: Favorite Books!

FEB 15 2022 Looking for a new 2022 read? As we begin a new chapter😉 as a staff and a community, we wanted to share a fun compilation of book recommendations directly from the shelves of our staff. This list includes some of our team’s all-time favorite books. We hope you’ll find something you’ll love,…

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Saw Wah’s Story: One Year Later

JAN 6 2022 Saw Wah, a new neighbor who arrived in 2020, recently celebrated his one-year anniversary of becoming a resident of Northwest Arkansas. We had the honor of hearing about his life experience as well as his perspective and goals just one day shy of his one-year celebration. Throughout our discussion, he recalled bits…

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Canopy’s Fifth Year of Welcome

DEC 21 2021 This December marks the five year milestone of Canopy’s first three refugee families resettled in Northwest Arkansas. This December, these families are eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship. While we pause to celebrate this tremendous milestone, we also acknowledge that the start of Canopy’s fifth year looks very different from the previous…

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Together in 2020.

DEC 21 2021 By Joanna Krause, Executive Director This year, we accomplished so much as a welcoming community. Together in 2020, we: Welcomed 23 refugees to Arkansas! Delivered 324 boxes of food, in partnership with the Outback Pantry, Seeds that Feed and UAMS. Held our first Plan It! Entrepreneurship training. 7 clients graduated this 12-week…

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A Local Entrepreneur’s Journey

DEC 9 2021 We had the honor of talking with Eca, a new neighbor who has worked hard to plan and build a business here in Northwest Arkansas. He spoke with us about his story, some of the challenges he has faced, and what keeps him motivated to continue through the hard times. Eca’s Story…

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