Native American Youth and Family Center
Our mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
Bottom Line for Portland
With nearly 50 years in the Portland region, NAYA has been a consistent presence for Portland’s growing Native community and has responded to the needs of the community. NAYA is a cultural hub that community members have grown to trust, and through a suite of wraparound and life-affirming services, we impact the lives of 10,000 people each year, teaching culture, providing foster youth and family support, building prosperity through affordable housing opportunities, homeownership, and small business classes, and creating brighter futures for our youth with our alternative high school and college and career services.
“NAYA provides a community of hope, strength, and unity. NAYA is family. When struggles are happening, everyone comes together to help in any way possible.” Daryl Conquering Bear
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
“Diversity” is one of NAYA’s ten core values, guiding our culture and our work. While our mission is to serve self-identified Native Americans, we serve anyone that enters our doors. Our board and staff reflect the diverse community we serve and we strive to maintain an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for everyone, including our Two Spirit and LGBTQ community.
The first $2,500 in donations will be doubled with a generous match from the Portugal. The Man Foundation.
Each donor who gives $25+ throughout the campaign gets a coupon for a free taco from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
12/7: First 10 donors who give $25+ get a voucher for two tickets from Artists Repertory Theatre
- 22nd donor gets a Patagonia tote from evo
12/15: 34th donor gets a $100 gift card to evo
12/27: 27th donor gets a camping package – Poler tent and Eureka stove from evo
12/29: 15th donor gets a bike rental for two from evo
12/30: 42nd donor gets a $100 gift card to evo
12/31: The first $2,000 in donations will be doubled with a generous match from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
Portugal. The Man is a champion of Indigenous communities, Native youth, and environmental justice, partnering with NAYA Family Center for several years.
evo is a PNW outdoor adventure retailer that is passionate about building their communities' strengths, and supporting youth-serving organizations.
Two Rivers Bookstore & Weird Sisters Yarn share a community-focused space in St Johns and are dedicated supporters of NAYA Family Center.
Artists Repertory Theatre’s mission is to produce intimate, provocative theatre and provide a home for a diverse community of artists and audiences to take creative risks.
¿Por Qué No? Taqueria is a local restaurant famous for their Mexican-style tacos, and a long-time supporter of NAYA Family Center.