Our Story

RootED NWA was founded in 2017 with the help of the Walton Family Foundation, which, since 1992, has donated more than $1.3 billion nationwide to expand opportunities and empower children and families with educational options.

RootED NWA’s focus is empowering Northwest Arkansas parents of children in grades K-12 with knowledge and advocacy skills involving their family’s education options throughout the region.

Everyone involved in our story, from our staff to board members to volunteers, is passionate about helping Northwest Arkansas families of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as all family dynamics, navigate through their educational options.

Our Mission

Supporting and engaging families in a culture of education by providing the vital resources necessary to cultivate strong roots for continuing generations.

Our Vision

A community where all families have the (1) resources, (2) confidence, and (3) educational opportunities they need to succeed and prosper.