OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo!

OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo! is a local partnership that engages parents and their children to read at grade level and become active leaders in Springdale, Arkansas—a community with a growing Latino and Marshallese population.

Parents Taking Leadership Action

The goal of PTLA is to strengthen parent-school communication, increase educational awareness, and enhance the parental leadership of newcomers. The PTLA initiative complements the Springdale School District’s existing Family Literacy Program, which allows parents to invest up to ten hours a week in their children’s school learning English, spend time in their child’s classroom, and learn about community resources. We have served 140 families in Parents Taking Leadership Action (PTLA) at George and Jones, Monitor, Elmdale, Bayyari and Parson Hills Elementary schools.

Feed Your Brain

Family Reading Program

Parents, bring your children and participate together in a free bilingual summer reading series.

Lunch will be provided for children!

Join us and:



Mondays: 10:00am to 11:30am

Knapp Elementary:
2634 Oriole St. Springdale, AR 72764

Tuesdays: 10:00am to 11:30am

George Elementary:
2878 S Powell St. Springdale, AR 72764

Thursdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Parson Hills Elementary:
2326 Cardinal Dr. Springdale, AR 72764


Wednesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm

Willow Heights Apartments:
10 S Willow Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72701

For more information, contact: Lulu Lopez at 479.310.9027


ArkanSalsa Fest is an eclectic art and music festival to raise money for scholarships and to inspire community leaders. The festival celebrates the rich diversity of Northwest Arkansas by bringing people together and offering them a chance to meet new amigos/friends while listening to music, dancing, eating delicious food & visiting with local nonprofit organizations and businesses that benefit us all in our area.

In 2017, one student studying at NWACC was awarded a scholarship during ArkanSalsa Fest.