Chapter Programs

National Programs

NABA is the first organization of its type in this country whose primary focus is to empower blacks in the accounting and finance field.  Our programs are a core part of that mission.  Learn More

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NABA Northwest Arkansas Programs


High School
ACAP is a separate program developed by and operating under the NABA banner. ACAP is a one week residency program for high school students hosted. This program gives students the chance to explore the accounting profession and learn what challenges and opportunities are available if they choose to become a CPA or enter the business world. Developed in 1980 by the Association's National Office as a program to direct African-Americans and other minorities towards the accounting profession, this yearly event continues to be the premier Accounting camp for minority students throughout the state. It provides a week long program that brings minority professionals together with inner-city and suburban youth who are looking for mentors and guidance. For more information on the NABA Northwest Arkansas ACAP Program, please email us at

College-Based Program

To prepare college students for a professional career through engagement, mentoring, personal development, exposure to the work place through internships, scholarships through our scholarship program and public speaking/presentation skills  through case competitions. These initiatives also aim at identifying and nurturing exceptional leaders in higher  institutions. The chapter participates in the Central Region Student Conference held annually. This yearly event demonstrates NABA's motto "Lifting as we climb" by enabling students across the region with invaluable learning and networking opportunities through a career fair, a scholarship banquet, classes and mock interviews. The event is attended by more than 250 college students. LEARN MORE

Corporate Partners
Partnership packages with NABA Northwest Arkansas gives you access to our  members in the area with opportunities for business development, recruiting, employee networking and diversity development. Packages are developed to meet your goals through interactive discussions with chapter leadership. LEARN MORE

Career Development
NABA strives to promote and develop personal and professional skills of our members through our general quarterly meetings. By offering a wide variety of topics, we are able to keep our members business savvy and ready for any challenge.  NABA is an organization dedicated to improving the financial education among African Americans in the Northwest Arkansas communities, by providing basic financial tools that allow individuals to establish realistic goals and reach them. Our annual NABA National Convention provides a forum for joining NABA's membership with the corporate community, academicians, and other individuals interested in promoting the goals and objectives of NABA. We are also expanding our outreach through the following:

  • Financial Literacy Awareness
  • College Bound Program
  • Financial Seminars
  • Personal Development Seminars
  • Technical Seminars & Workshops
  • Social/Networking Events
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Leadership (Non-Profit Board & Mentorship)
  • VITA Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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Community Service 
Holding true to NABA's motto of "Lifting As We Climb," community service is a vital component of NABA Northwest Arkansas' success. Our chapter's objective is: (1) to provide outreach to the community through grassroots efforts and partnering with other community based organizations; (2) to increase attendance and membership participation by both professionals and students at community service events; and (3) to work with NABA sponsors to assist in providing volunteer opportunities for members. Our current volunteer opportunities include:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

NABA volunteers annually coordinate with the IRS to provide Income Tax preparation assistance to local community members of need. NABA set’s criteria to assist those with incomes below $50,000 who may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit but are not aware of the credit. NABA’s volunteers hold weekend sessions from February to April at area libraries to support the local communities. NABA Northwest Arkansas volunteers typically prepares returns at no charge.  Tax assistance is offered at numerous sites in NW Arkansas and surrounding areas during tax filing season (generally February 1 through the middle of April). Training begins within the first two weeks of January. LEARN MORE

Sharing and Caring Program
Sharing and Caring is an organization that helps provide Christmas presents for children in Benton County. Sharing & Caring works to brighten the holidays of children in need during the holiday season. The main focus of the S&C program is to lend a helping hand to families that are struggling financially during the holiday season. NABA Northwest Arkansas chapter serves children through the help of sponsorship to provide clothing, shoes, toys, and possibly a special need (blanket, mittens, etc.) for each child that has been selected.  For more information, please email us at

Annual Golf Classic
Join chapter members and corporate partners at the annual NABA Northwest Arkansas Golf Classic. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE.

Career Opportunities
NABA Northwest Arkansas posts job opportunities to our members by direct e-mail. Postings are contributed by our corporate partners or by our members who hear of available listings at their employers. NABA membership is a premier method to learn of organizations focused on minority individuals. In addition, chapter members have access to regional and national job postings through the parent organization. Visit our Jobs Board.