We have learned how to change our lives for the better. We don’t have to continue working in the orchards. We know hard our parents worked but now we know we can have a better life for ourselves and our families through higher education.
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.