Headquartered in the small town of Wapato in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, the Northwest Learning and Achievement Group (NLA) brings college outreach and after-school enrichment programs designed specifically to reach Hispanic children living…
It is through partnerships that great tasks are accomplished and NLA has been a creative partner to 70 buildings in 30 school districts, nine postsecondary institutions, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the federal…
Since 1999, NLA has been transforming the lives of rural learners using innovative strategies that inspire students of all ages to believe that they can excel academically and achieve ambitious life goals. Supported by funding…
With the help of NLA, thousands of Hispanic and Native American learners throughout Central Washington are
challenging conventional wisdom
by demonstrating that they can exceed expectations and overcome the traditional barriers to success.
A value proposition
NLA creates tools and strategies that are designed to inspire and motivate academic achievement among students from isolated and low-income rural environments.
NLA has an eleven-year track record of transforming the lives of rural learners by reducing drop-out rates, improving achievement on standardized tests and dramatically increasing the number of students who apply to and are accepted by colleges.
Committed to Partnerships
Since 1999, NLA has partnered with the University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University, and Big Bend, Yakima, Columbia Basin, and Wenatchee V alley Community Colleges to provided programs in 70 schools in 27 districts across 8 rural counties.