ECA Student Uses Talent to Share Experience

The Early College Academy (ECA) is filled with students that come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. What they all share is a commonality that teaching culture is not a singular conception, nor is it something easy to explain. 10th grade student Paulina Gutierrez, Inupiaq/Puerto Rican, has excelled in her Art for Social Change class inView Article >


York! The one man play with proceeds supporting NAYA

York in Portland: A New Perspective on Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery NAYA and the Rebuilding Center warmly welcome you to attend one of two incredible performances of the play York happening on March 12th and 13th at Jefferson High School. In a powerful, one-man performance, David Casteal plays the character York as “a whirlwind, a forceView Article >


New Journey Shaped by Indigenous Values

Today is my last day as a NAYA Family Center employee, but not as a member of our community. I am so blessed to have my professional and cultural journey shaped by such a wonderful organization. I was introduced to NAYA in my early 20s when it was still located on N. Mississippi Ave. IView Article >


Changes to SNAP for Able-bodied Adults without Dependents

Multnomah County released information about changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This will only affect ABLE-BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS. This will not impact many current participants, but we want to make sure you are informed of the new changes and updates.  See the announcement from Multnomah County’s Department of Human Services for detailedView Article >


Thank you

Dear friends, From the first time I connected with NAYA in 2002, I knew I had found something special. The holidays always bring up fond memories of sitting around a big table and wrapping gifts in the basement of our old building on the corner of North Mississippi and Shaver, loading the presents into theView Article >


ECA Students Perform “Reclaiming Our Voices”

Early College Academy (ECA) students stood proudly in front of 550 guests at the NAYA Gala to perform their group performance of Reclaiming Our Voices. Students were chosen for the performance through their involvement with NAYA’s youth advocacy program. Relationships with  students and their advocates helped develop conversations around identity, voice, and poetry. At first,View Article >


Welcome Fred J. Maahs

We are honored that our friends at Comcast are returning as NAYA Gala’s Potlatch sponsor. Comcast is dedicated to providing support to diverse and growing communities in which they provide services. This year,  Fred J. Maahs, Jr., Senior Director of Community Investment for Comcast, and Vice President of the Comcast Foundation, will be attending the gala toView Article >


Our Best Yet! NAYA Live Auction Line UP

The NAYA Gala’s 2015 live auction is packed with spectacular items that will excite all attendees, supporters, and art collectors. This will be our best year yet! World renowned Native artists such as Preston Singletary, Tony Hunt, Rose Anderson, and more will be featured, as well as experience packages that include relaxing getaways and anView Article >


Ted Wheeler to Emcee Live Auction

NAYA is honored to have Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the 2015 NAYA Gala live auction emcee. Ted served as the Chair of the Multnomah County Commission from 2006-2010, was appointed as State Treasurer in 2010, by then Governor Kulongoski, and was elected to a second full term in 2012. Ted cares deeply aboutView Article >