• After school is a time when students can get into trouble. Too much free time, parents working into the night, no one at home. It’s great to have an after school program where students can just be.

    Jasmine Mogollan

Community Organizations

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 Department, Campbell Farms, and the Wapato Community Garden.

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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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NLA Can Help School Districts

Leroy Werkhoven and Barbara Peterson, co-founders of NLA Group, have over 20 years of experience working with school districts in Washington state to develop strong curriculums, programs, and partnerships.

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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.

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Planning and Outreach Components

NLA partners have extensive experience with K-12 reform and college outreach programs, with connections to the state's network of 33 community and technical colleges, public and private 4-year universities.

  • Academic and Life Planning
  • Financial Aid Awareness
  • College Test Preparation Strategies
  • Portfolio of Extemporary Work
  • Help with College Applications
  • Parent Involvement and Outreach
  • Support for School Wide Plans
  • Campus Field Trips
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