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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.

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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.

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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.

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Inspiring Stories

Ideas in Action

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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…
Ideas in Action
November 2, 2019

Beaver Water District Focuses on Inclusive Communication

  For over a decade, Beaver Water District (BWD) has worked to engage with the multi-cultural population it serves by investing in inclusive educational and promotional materials, events, and community…
Ideas in Action
August 12, 2019

Newspaper publishes series on regional diversity and inclusion efforts

  The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette published a series of articles on July 28, 2019 about regional efforts aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in schools, healthcare, culture, police, business…

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