June 27,2024

Creating Spaces of Belonging Through Bridging

In early June, EngageNWA hosted a conversation with two remarkable individuals: Janie Mines, the first Black female graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and John-Rex Spivey, an officer of the Naval Reserve and a native of Rogers, Arkansas.

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May 22,2024

Learning Adaptive Sports

In May, the Committee for Belonging & Bridging met at the Springdale Parks and Recreation Center in collaboration with Ozark Adaptive Sports Association (OZASA). 

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April 29,2024

Congress Renews Agreements Supporting Marshallese Community

EngageNWA is excited to celebrate a significant victory alongside our Marshallese neighbors here in Northwest Arkansas. President Biden's signing of the Compact of Free Association (COFA) on March 8, 2024 marks a crucial turning point, allowing...

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April 4, 2024

Year of Belonging & Bridging

EngageNWA at the Northwest Arkansas Council is proud to announce a “Year of Belonging and Bridging.” This next phase marks a significant step forward in the organization's work to increase a sense of belonging for all residents across the region. 

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April 2, 2023

Welcoming Week NWA 2023

A successful Welcoming Week NWA 2023 brought dozens of opportunities for connection and community-building among the region’s residents – so many opportunities, in fact, that the annual event’s title is quickly becoming a misnomer.

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June 9, 2023

Embracing Pride

Celebrate Pride Month in Northwest Arkansas by participating in a range of engaging activities and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. In this blog post, we are highlighting Pride events and LGBTQ+-owned businesses that are part of our community.

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May 2, 2022

Shine a Light

Antisemitism has never gone away, bringing hatred and violence to Jews throughout history and leaching into other prejudices into the present day, several Northwest Arkansas Jewish community members and experts said in recent weeks.

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March, 11, 2022

Welcoming Week 2022

Welcoming Week NWA is an annual event 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.

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February 25, 2022

2022 Diversity Report

Join us for the next Onward Ozarks to learn how greater diversity, equity and inclusion contributes to the richness of the Northwest Arkansas community. Northwest Arkansas has grown rapidly over the last several decades, contributing to increased diversity across all levels.

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June 25, 2021

Celebrating American Citizenship

On June 17, EngageNWA partnered with Arkansas United to celebrate new American citizens. The event was possible through EngageNWA’s membership with Welcoming America and a national campaign by Old Navy.

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