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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 >