There are numerous public and private organizations and institutions that provide important services to our immigrant community, both within Fayetteville, and in the Northwest Arkansas region at large. Below are links to several of those organizations.
We encourage you to let us know if there are additional resource providers in or around our community that are not listed here. Please contact us with the name of any such organization or provider, with a web address and contact information, and we will add them to our growing list.
Ozark Literacy Council: Provides adult English language learning. a library of resources, and a friendly and welcoming center for fellowship, conveniently located near the Fayetteville trail system and public transportation. The Ozark Literacy Council will also host the City of Fayetteville's first Welcoming Hub, providing personalized information and assistance to our immigrant residents.
Canopy Northwest Arkansas: Canopy is an organization dedicated to resettling refugees from around the world in Northwest Arkansas, and providing them with assistance and compassion as they adjust to their new lives in the United States.
University of Arkansas Immigration Law Clinic: Staffed by University of Arkansas professors and immigration law students, the ILC serves the community by providing representation to area individuals who are in need of legal assistance in immigration matters at no cost.
Fayetteville Public Schools Adult Education Center: Offering high-quality GED® (US high school equivalency test), English as a Second Language, US Citizenship, and job training classes FREE to adults in the local community.
Fayetteville Public Library: In addition to offering thousands of books, videos, periodicals, and reference materials for adults and children to check out free of charge, the Fayetteville Public Library also offers a wonderful "wiki" listing of links to hundreds of community resources. They also offer a wide selection of free online classes, including English as a Second Language classes.
Arkansas United and Immigrant Resource Center (Springdale): Since 2012, Arkansas United has been organizing, advocating, identifying, and facilitating legal and adult education services for immigrants all over Arkansas.
Catholic Charities of Arkansas Immigration Services (Springdale): Provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance. Among the services they provide are immigration counseling and legal assistance, immigration workshops, and victims services.
EngageNWA (Springdale): Part of the Northwest Arkansas Council, EngageNWA is taking a systematic, collaborative approach to harnessing the talent and energy of those who choose to make Northwest Arkansas home to ensure it remains one of the nation’s best places to live and work through the work of four subcommittees: Economic Development, Local Government, Education and Connected Communities.
Northwest Technical Institute (Springdale): Offers free high school equivalency education (GED), English language learning, Citizenship classes, job skills computer training, and test skills for adults.