Archives: December 2020

NAYA’s Year in Review

Together united, a community transformed. Watch our year-in-review video here. 2020 has been tremendously challenging year for each of us. We will be honest, when everything came to a standstill in early March, we didn’t know what NAYA’s future would be. Since then, each of us has learned to cope with all of the uncertainties theView Article >

KEEP graduates first cohort of parents

After 16 weeks of training, foster and kinship parents from The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (Grand Ronde) graduated from the first NAYA KEEP group on November 25, 2020. KEEP was designed in partnership with the Oregon Social Learning Center to lessen foster youths’ trauma by providing foster parents with much-needed culturally specific information designedView Article >

NAYA Receives $5 Million Grant to End Homelessness

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), the Portland-based organization, today announced it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund. Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-movingView Article >

NAYA, ONAC deliver funding lifeline to small businesses

Last summer, the Portland City Council approved a plan to distribute $114 million in federal CARES Act relief to the community. City Council allocated $3 million to be awarded as block grants to community nonprofits targeting hard-to-reach entrepreneurs. NAYA, in partnership with the Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC), was selected as a block grant recipientView Article >