Equity and Empowerment

We are a community dedicated to equity and inclusion, demonstrated by our efforts to provide opportunities and community resources to all Fayetteville residents. We strive to improve civil and human rights, encourage civic engagement, offer equitable access to health and human services, alleviate and prevent poverty, and offer environmental justice in every part of our city.
Equity Report Card

Current Projects and Programs


STAR Communities

The STAR Communities Rating System (STAR) is a framework and certification program for local sustainability, built by and for local governments and the communities they serve. The Rating System assesses economic, environmental, and social performance measures to help both local governments and the broader community set priorities and implement appropriate improvements. Fayetteville received a 3-STAR rating out of 5-STAR's in 2014. The City will re-certify in 2018. 

The Yvonne Richardson Community Center
The YRCC provides a place for structure recreation, socialization, and extracurricular learning for citizens of Fayetteville. The YRCC offers a range of programs for all ages including after-school programs, kids gardening club, adult pickle-ball, holiday events, and so much more! The YRCC serves as a hub for a host of City and Community organizations which come together to improve the quality of life for all Fayetteville residents. 
Senior Center

Senior Activity & Wellness Center

The City of Fayetteville began providing financial support for the Council on Aging, Incorporated in 1972 for recreation services to senior citizens at Hillcrest Towers and the Fayetteville Senior Center. The Senior Center provides recreational programs, holiday events, social space, and a welcoming environment for Fayetteville's senior residents. 

Community Resources

Sustainability - Willow Bend 2

Willow Bend Housing Development 

Willow Bend is an attainable housing infill site located in Fayetteville, Arkansas that is envisioned as a neighborhood that will focus on sense of place and the human experience. This focus will facilitate the creation of a place that can be loved by its inhabitants for generations to come, contributing to all aspects of sustainability through prolonged existence. The City has provided infrastructure funding for for the development. 
7 Hills

7 Hills Homeless Center

The 7 Hills Homeless Center develops programs to meet  the changing and unique characteristics of the homeless and impoverished in Northwest Arkansas. With a Day Center, Veteran Services, Supportive Housing, and much more, 7 Hills works to remove the stigmatization of homelessness and meet every client 'where they are' with a spirit of compassion in order to provide sustainable routes forward for the impoverished in our community.