To pilot a digital internship management program with district and charter schools in NWA to increase the number of K-12 students with work-based learning experiences and to build interest in startups and small businesses
Bentonville Child Care and Development Center, Inc. d/b/a Helen R. Walton Children's Center
To support families from a wide range of economic backgrounds through the Sliding Scale Tuition Program and to invest in educators through an adjusted pay scale to assist with employee retention and recruitment
To support a program that will provide entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and social capital for current and aspiring underrepresented entrepreneurs in NWA
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation dba Neighborworks America
To support nonprofit leaders from NWA to participate in NeighborWorks' Achieving Excellence Program national cohort and to pilot the Communities of Excellence leadership program for 15 mid-level nonprofit leaders in the region
Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, Inc.
To launch a separate 501(c)(3) public education foundation cooperative and to administer a regranting fund for individual public schools
To scale up its multi-faceted, non-traditional talent development initiatives in NWA for the Information Technology (IT) workforce
To pilot a model for training teachers in neuro-developmentally appropriate approaches supporting student engagement and addressing challenging behavior
Higher Purpose Co.
To build staff capacity, resource programming and support renovations of an entrepreneurial hub to be made available to residents of Coahoma County that teaches them how to build personal, community and generational assets, in an area that is underserved and traditionally lacks access to capital