Arkansas United plans occasions throughout the state to assist college students in immigrant and different minority communities as they put together to return to highschool.
The group plans to offer backpacks with faculty provides at well being festivals all through the state. Native festivals embody:
Fort Smith: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday within the car parking zone of Space Well being Training Heart, 1000 Fianna Method.
Northwest Arkansas: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 on the Jones Heart, 922 E. Emma Ave., Springdale.
Russellville: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 on the Hughes Heart, 1000 E. Parkway Drive.
Arkansas United hopes to offer away 3,000 backpacks to succeed in 20,000 immigrant households, mentioned Joshua Ang Worth, deputy director of Arkansas United.
Arkansas United works all through the state as an advocacy group for immigrants.
The back-to-school and well being honest occasions had been organized in response to the pandemic, Worth mentioned.
The well being festivals will characteristic info cubicles from nonprofit and repair teams accessible to assist immigrant and minority households. Households can find out about covid-19, obtain vaccines and study to remove obstacles to remain wholesome and their college students to finish the varsity yr, a information launch from Worth mentioned.
Occasions additionally will characteristic cultural social actions corresponding to soccer tournaments, ethnic meals distributors and musical performances.
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