Who We Are

Forward Arkansas is a non-profit organization established in 2015 by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and Walton Family Foundation to improve outcomes for all students.

Every student should graduate prepared for success in college and the workplace, but that isn’t the reality for many Arkansas students. Our team helps bridge the gap by advancing public policy, accelerating progress and providing innovative solutions that can potentially be replicated statewide. Thank you to the parents, educators, non-profits, government officials, business leaders, and community residents who partner with us to move education forward in Arkansas.

Our Mission

The mission of Forward Arkansas is to accelerate the innovative and equitable transformation of Arkansas’s Pre-K to 12 education system to deliver excellent outcomes.

Our Vision

Our vision is that Arkansas becomes a national leader in educational equity and every student graduates high school prepared for success in college and the workplace.