EMPACTS | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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EMPACTS stands for Educationally Managed Projects Advancing Curriculum, Technology and Service and is a college curricular adaptation of a successful K-12 pedagogical model called the EAST Initiative.

About the EMPACTS Learning Model

The EMPACTS learning model at NWACC transforms learners into innovative, productive leaders, who make meaningful contributions to the community, while deepening their learning of course content. EMPACTS teachers partner with students and the community as they implement service learning projects with a curricular focus. 

What You Can Gain in EMPACTS

  • Enhanced learning of the curriculum
  • Increased self-esteem and motivation
  • Awareness of your role in serving the community
  • Opportunities for scholarships
  • Personal and professional skills that increase your potential to be successful in the workplace
  • Preparation for a four-year college 

More Information

  • Contact the EAST/EMPACTS Facilitator and Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics Dianne Phillips at dphillips@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2241.

View EMPACTS Projects