Our mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education. As a vibrant community center serving members from 380 tribes, we are youth-centered, family-driven and Elder-guided.
Bottom Line for Portland
This past year, NAYA programs impacted 10,000 people in the Portland region, including 1,173 youth participating in culturally specific programs, college and career services, and homeless youth supports. Seven students graduated with diplomas from our alternative high school, and 1,740 families received housing and energy assistance so they could remain in their homes.
The first $1,000 in donations will be matched by a generous donor.
“We have benefited so much from NAYA. As our home community is not Portland, it can be easy to feel disengaged from our roots; NAYA keeps us anchored in our culture by providing us so many opportunities to enjoy it.” —Jalynne Geddes, Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation