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The IDEALS Institute

The IDEALS Institute, slated to open in Fall 2019, will provide diversity-and inclusion-related research, educational and training services, and outreach and engagement to entities across the state.


2018 – 2022 Regional Strategic Plan

Commissioned in 2017, this collaborative plan outlines intentional steps for regional partners to work together toward the common goal of maximizing inclusion of everyone in the community.


TRUE Northwest Arkansas

TRUE Northwest Arkansas is a three-year pilot initiative in Benton and Washington counties to Train, Report, Uplift, and Engage our community towards diversity, equity and inclusion.


Inspiring Stories

Ideas in Action

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December 13, 2019

Welcome back, DiversityNWA! just got a facelift, and you don't want to miss out! Showcasing businesses and community organizations, -- an initiative of the Northwest Arkansas Council -- is an online…
DiversityIdeas in Action
December 12, 2019

Over 15 Diverse, Local Eateries for Your Holiday Celebration Needs

EngageNWA and our partners have a regular go-to list of delicious and diverse local eateries for our catering needs. This holiday season, consider the following! Updated: 12/16/19  Bella Vista Mai…
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November 12, 2019

Rockin’ Baker Models How to Diversify By Hiring People with Disabilities, to Great Success

Individuals with intellectual disabilities often struggle to obtain and secure employment, and Daymara Baker is on a mission to change that. During her time in a senior position at a…

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