Founding Executive Director | Arkansas United
Mireya Reith is founding executive director of Arkansas United, a nonprofit based in Springdale that empowers immigrants and their communities through rights advocacy and closing service gaps. Founded in 2012, Arkansas United boasts a network of more than 200 immigrant organizers in 17 communities across Arkansas, and operates 5 regional Immigrant Resource Centers.
Reith spent the first 14 years of her career in the field of international political development, working across five continents with nonprofits and the UN to engage marginalized communities in democratic processes. Reith was the first Latina appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Education, and the youngest chairperson in state history. She also serves on the boards of directors for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, National Partnership for New Americans, and the National Immigration Forum, and amongst her recognitions, she received the White House Cesar Chavez Champions of Change Award in 2013.