• “Our field trips also help parents because they can come along with us to learn about how a college campus works. They are shown around by a student guide who answers their questions about financial aid and admission requirements.”

    Miguel Ibarra

     

An afterschool STEM program for Hispanic students

Hispanic youth from low socio-economic backgrounds represent an increasingly large percentage of students in the U.S. They are unfortunately an underrepresented group among those who study and pursue careers in STEM fields.

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Foundations

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 STEM, in the category of Entrepreneurial Awards for a project that will involve middle and high school students from Highland and Quincy School Districts in a STEM project exploring alternative energy in central Washington state.

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What We Do

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 partners such as GEAR UP, 21st Century and the Gates Foundation, NLA develops and delivers effective after-school programs and educational resources to schools, colleges and community organizations so that students from low-income families will be able reap the benefits of higher education.

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