Heri: A Story of Grief and Great Hope

AUG 2 2021 Heri is a Canopy summer intern, a 21-year-old college student, and the first-born child of a family who resettled in Northwest Arkansas in 2018. We got the opportunity to interview him as he shared pieces of his story with us about his experience with Canopy and about the journey that brought him…

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A New Era of Restoration and Hope

JUL 21 2021 As we continue into the Summer, the Resettlement Program in the United States is slowly being rebuilt and we are celebrating as Canopy is growing and hope is arriving for so many displaced families around the world. As we grow, we want to remember our past, celebrate all of the wonderful things…

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Renting to Refugees: Why South Creekside Works With Canopy— and how you can help us secure safe homes for our new neighbors.

JUN 21 2021 When a new household arrives in Northwest Arkansas, the process of reception and placement is moves fast: Canopy works with our community to make sure every new arrival is welcomed at the airport, has at least 3 days worth of groceries waiting for them, and a co-sponsor team waiting to meet them…

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We Need You, NWA.

JUN 21 2021 Resettlement is being rebuilt- and we can not do this important work without our community. Thank you to all who advocate for refugees from your homes in Northwest Arkansas and across the country.  Earlier this year, we feared that refugee resettlement would not resume as promised.  The national refugee resettlement program faced…

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Saw Wah: A Man With A Vision

JUN 6 2021 Saw Wah has faced the most difficult challenges with hope and purpose. Here is his story— and how you can help us welcome more people like saw wah to NWA. We got to sit down with Saw Wah, one of the newest members of our NWA community, as he shared a bit…

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Why Community Matters for New Refugee Households— and How You Can Help us Build it.

APR 12 By: Hannah Lee, Director of Community Engagement We asked a few members of our community what the word “community” means to them. Here are a few of the responses we got: “A sense of belonging.” “Good friends who are like family- people you can share food with, do life with.” “Where you feel…

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The Importance —and Urgency of Rebuilding the US Resettlement Program

MAR 30 2021 The Refugee Resettlement Program is a life-saving system for tens of thousands of people each year. Rebuilding the program isn’t just imperative – its urgent. By Hannah Lee, Director of Community Engagement In early 2020, the Canopy office was abuzz with excitement: we had just received a new travel notification. A new…

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Bill and Saw: How Co-Sponsorship Led to a Wonderful Friendship

MAR 16 2021 By Sylvia Tran, Digital Content Coordinator, and Hannah Lee, Director of Community Engagement This is a story of friendship between Bill and Saw. Today, we hear from Bill’s perspective. Join us for the next installment of their story to hear from Saw. A few months ago, Bill Roberts had never even heard…

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