Our Partners

NLA has received funding from the Federal Department of Education through the Department of Community Technology Opportunities Program (CTOP) for three separate programs (2-3 years) and the GEAR UP Program for four separate multi-year grants.…
NLA has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WSU Foundation and the Yakama Nation Legends Casino Foundation. NLA is one of the 10 inaugural recipients of the new Washington State foundation, Washington…
NLA is closely affiliated with the Wapato Lions Club, Mexico in Wapato Program, the Wapato Chamber of Commerce, Mexico en Wapato, Wapato City Library, City of Wapato, Sister Marie Rose House, Wapato LiteracyProject, Wapato Police…
NLA’s prime talent and knowledge base is in working with K-12 buildings. In collegial partnerships, NLA aligns with school administrators to bring grant resources and develop services that complement and extend the resources of the…
NLA partners with Washington higher-education institutions in order to create comprehensive college preparation experiences formiddle-school and high-school students. NLA has partnered with the University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University, Heritage University; Big…

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

Innovative Stategies

NLA creates tools and strategies that are designed to inspire and motivate academic achievement among students from isolated and low-income rural environments.

Results-driven

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.

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