among rural Hispanic and Native American students.
We awaken young people to their potential as
and productive citizens of their communities.
NLA creates a climate of
to foster a culture of success among low-income rural youth.
Okanogan Valley CWU GEAR UP
This GEAR-UP partnership has served 1500 6th–12th grade students over six years in seven school districts in remote Central Washington: Oroville, Bridgeport, Brewster, Lake Chelan, Omak, Tonasket and Manson.
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.