Our Partners

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 Department of Education, key area foundations, and many community organizations and civic groups over our eleven year history. NLA’s co-Executive Directors, Barbara Peterson and Leroy Werkhoven bring a combined 60+ years experience working with state K-12 and postsecondary institutions.

Published in Intros

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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