What’s an IDA?

This month, we’ll be highlighting some of the asset building work that NAYA does with community. To begin, we’re highlighting an awesome resource called the Individual Development Account (IDA). NAYA’s IDA program provides matching dollars for program participants who save for asset-building activities like starting a business, funding education, or buying a house. IDAs areView Article >


10 Years, 10 Reasons to Attend NAYA’s Early College Academy Luncheon

Each spring, NAYA celebrates the accomplishments of our youth at the annual Early College Academy (ECA) Luncheon. Because this is the 10th anniversary of this inspiring event, we’re sharing 10 reasons why you should consider attending the luncheon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. You’ll get to visit the NAYA campus firsthand. You’ll be introduced toView Article >


Chxi San Playgroup Provides Connection to Culture and Community

NAYA’s culturally specific early childhood programs are intended to wrap around whole families. From our WIC clinic that provides pre-natal supports to pregnant women to our Positive Indian Parenting classes, NAYA knows that whole families need to be engaged in order build the best foundation for our youth. One such program, the Chxi San Playgroup,View Article >


NAYA Microenterprise grad goes from bold idea to business owner

On its website, the Golden Saffron Company’s offer of “high-quality saffron spice and petals directly from the Pacific Northwest” seems perfectly aligned with Portland’s environmental conscious green marketplace. The North Plains, Oregon-business is led by third-generation sustainable agriculture farmer Tanya Golden, described on the website as a visionary. “From laying the foundations of the greenhousesView Article >


Historic Affordable Housing Project in Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Siletz Tribe, Native American Organizations Partner on Historic Affordable Housing Project in Portland PORTLAND, ORE. (Nov. 16, 2018) – A collaboration between the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA NW), Community Development Partners, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians will createView Article >


News release – Celebrating first summer of Resurgence School

Native Youth and Family Center celebrates first summer of Resurgence School News release* 8/10/18 Portland, OR Above: Youth receive a lesson from Suzie Slockish at the salmon bake. On August 3rd, the Native American Youth and Family Center celebrated its final day of Resurgence School – an experimental, project-based summer program that helps youth developView Article >


NAYA’s New Summer School Program

An Intersection Between Indigenous Knowledge and High School Education. This summer NAYA received funding to develop a pilot project in experiential Indigenous education. With support from the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC), NAYA will host youth from July 2nd to August 3rd in the Resurgence Summer School. This year’s theme is “Responsibility to Ourselves,View Article >


NAYA’s 2nd Annual Spring Marketplace

Each year, NAYA’s gymnasium transforms into a bustling and festive marketplace – showcasing work from some of Portland’s finest Native American artists. In response to multiple requests from vendors at our Winter Marketplace, last year NAYA’s Community Development team decided to offer a Spring Marketplace to provide greater opportunities for Native business owners to meetView Article >