NAYA tests water for lead levels: Assuring Results

  Recently our organization tested the campus water for lead levels, see test results and a message from our Executive Director below. We are happy to report that the lead levels are far below the EPA safety standard levels in all but one water source.  We’d like to thank NAYA Environmental Safety Team (NEST) andView Article >


Paul Lumley Appointed As New Executive Director

Announcement from NAYA Board Chair Eddie Sherman: It is my great pleasure to announce that the NAYA Family Center’s Board of Directors has appointed Paul Lumley as our new Executive Director. After conducting a thorough national search, our hiring committee selected Paul because of his successful professional career, his extensive experience working with American IndianView Article >


NAYA is committed to Generations Early Learning Academy despite temporary delays

Dear Community partners, friends, and families we serve, Despite the continued misinformation being circulated by a local “news” publication, NAYA stands committed to the development of the Generations Early Learning Academy in order to meet the growing need of early childhood educational opportunities for Portland’s most vulnerable children. As part of our long-term strategy toView Article >


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 >