2009-10 ANNUAL REPORT
Home to over 38,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives who are affiliated with over 380 different tribes, Portland, Oregon represents the 9th largest Native American community in the United States.
Informally founded by parent volunteers in 1974 the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) became a 501(c) (3) organization in 1994 serving self-identified American Indian/Alaskan Native youth and their families throughout the Portland Metropolitan area.
The NAYA Family Center strives to enhance the diverse strengths of its youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
There are many factors that have caused Portland to become one of the largest and most diverse Native American populations. Federal policies of Termination and Relocation forced thousands of Native families to come to Portland from the 1950s to the 1980s seeking work, housing, education and new community. Currently, Native people nationwide count disproportionately among the urban poor. Locally, Natives experience the highest rates of homelessness, poverty and unemployment of all ethic groups. These realities hit home for Native children in Multnomah County where they are over-represented in the foster care system and have the highest drop-out rates of any ethnic group.
NAYA Family Center works in three service areas: Youth Education Services, Family Services and Community Development. Recognizing the challenges at hand, we build upon our community’s strength, culture and traditions to provide wraparound services that help families reclaim their heritage and their futures.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michelle L. Osborne— Vice Chair Colville Mary Kay Eagle Staff—Secretary Lakota, Northern Arapaho, Northern Cheyenne Renee Rank Klamath Lois Chilcott Menominee Ethel Branch Navajo Jim Raleigh Nike, Inc. Charles (Chuck) Freemont Turtle Mountain Chippewa Peggy C. Ross Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Roberta Weber Portland Public Schools Michael Sorenson, MPA Cascade Aids Karen St. Clair Mdewankanton Sioux Matt Morton Former Board Chair Squaxin
Dear Friends of NAYA Family Center, Sigóowu Yées Táakw, There is a word in the Tlingit language “Tutan” and it is translated into hope, intention and focus. I wanted to share this with you—as I feel that it embodies the spirit of NAYA Family Center today. While times are very difficult for many people in our communitythere is still so much hope and intention around where we are going as a community. We have so much to be appreciative of and so much excitement for our future. The context of how we think about our future is a little bit different at NAYA Family Center. When we think of our future we think of the young people who are sitting in our classrooms in the academy and who are part of our youth services program. We ask ourselves are we doing enough to prepare our future elders and leaders? In 30, 40 or 50 years these young people will be our elders, our leaders and the stewards of all we have worked to achieve. We think about what skills they will need to become the leaders that will help our people thrive in the future. Throughout this report you will read about the many accomplishments of our community, our elders and our young people. It reminds me again that we are much more then a social service organization, we are a community with clear values that guide us on our path. None of this could be possible without our dedicated staff, fantastic volunteers, and our board members and elders. This past year we had one of the nicest recognitions an organization could receive from the Portland Business Magazine. NAYA Family Center was surprised and honored when we were ranked as the second best not for profit organization to work for out of the large not for profit organization category! Considering this honor was based upon anonymous surveys completed by the majority of our employees we felt very proud. This celebration was followed by another major accomplishment for our organization when we were honored with the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Award. This award is only given to two not for profit organizations in the State and we could not have been more proud to be recognized as a neighborhood builder. This award comes with a capacity building grant as well as significant leadership training and coaching. We are excited to share our progress with you today and we hope that you will join us on our journey. Together we can empower the lives of Native Americans in the Portland Area. Gunalcheesh
Nichole June Maher Executive Director
Michelle Osborne Hum-Me-Hum-me-sh (Turtle Dove) Vice Chair
each year, bringing together students, parents, family members and educators to address the four quadrants of a youth’s life – context, spirit, mind and body. Each child entering into our Youth Services programming is fully assessed to determine areas of need in order to provide the holistic, wraparound, strength-focused programming that will ensure their success. Our youth benefit from educational programs and recreational activities that are community driven, culturally specific, challenging and fun.
I’ve done so many things with NAYA, it’s helped me become more confident.
EDUCATION & TUTORING SUMMER INSTITUTE
A’dre’an, NAYA Youth
NAYA’s Youth Services department enriches the lives of over 2,000 children and 600 families
HOMELESS YOUTH PROGRAM DRUM MAKING
EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY
TRADITIONAL NATIVE DANCE CLASSES
COMPUTER LAB LANGUAGE
RAFTING DRUM RING/ SINGING GANGPREVENTION PROGRAM
HIKING & ROCK CLIMBING SNOWBOARDING
YOUTH ADVOCACY & ENGAGEMENT
SPORTS & RECREATION Our goal is the creation of healthy options for youth. Our programs and services incorporate culturally relevant, research-based curricula and cutting edge assessments to help tutors in our Learning Center target precise student needs, individualize learning plans and chart progress. Youth advocates are present in over 30 schools throughout Multnomah County, working with teachers and counselors to provide Native clubs that focus on statewide curriculum and are intended to help students meet or exceed benchmarks. Our summer programming, now in its eighth year, continues to grow in size and success. Last year our nationally recognized Summer Institute hosted 45 high school youth who emerged from the program with dual high school and college credit. 3
YOUTH SERVICES Education, Advocacy and Cultural Identity
Recreation as Achievement
After participating in our programs, particularly in our Cultural Arts Nights, and working with our Youth Advocates and the Relational Worldview Model, we begin to see a shift in our students’ identities. Our youth begin to feel comfortable identifying themselves as Native and exploring their cultural background. This embracing of their cultural identity is the first step towards strengthening themselves and their place in the community.
Beyond academics, NAYA Family Center offers a wide variety of recreational pursuits. We currently have six basketball teams (our boys high school team has won its league championship two years in a row) as well as volleyball, soccer and lacrosse opportunities. Our monthly Outdoor Club gives youth the chance to go rafting, hiking, rock climbing and more. Our students cherish the opportunity to take a trip out of the city and learn a new skill set in the great outdoors. 4
The NAYA Early College Academy is a fully accredited private high school that realizes decades of work by parents and community members to ensure Native youth success. Opening its doors in September 2007 with only 33 high school students the Academy has grown to currently serve over 120 students enrolled from four different districts, Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds and Parkrose.
The Early College Academy boasts an impressive retention rate with just over 90% of our students returning each year as well as having the highest graduation rate for Native youth in the city with 88% of our students obtaining their high school diploma.
EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY STRENGTHENING OUR CULTURE The NAYA Early College Academy provides a culturally appropriate and student-centered learning environment that infuses our curriculum with Native perspectives while supporting and promoting the cultural identity of all students. The Academy offers courses that address regular graduation requirements as well as teen parenting, youth leadership and Chinook Language courses. What makes us unique are our Native specific course offerings including Native Literature, Tribal Leaders, and Native Cultural & Arts. The Academy also believes in preparing our students for and providing access to post – secondary options. Through our partnership with Portland Community College we are able to offer a free college survival course and college credit courses to our students. In the 2009 – 2010 school year our graduating students received an average of 6 college credits per graduate.
If it was not for NAYA Early College Academy, I don’t think I would have graduated high school.
Carli, Class of 2010, 4.0 GPA and full scholarship to Salish Kootenai College
As part of our instructional program our teachers receive literacy intensive professional development that is then transferred into the classroom. In the 2009 – 2010 school year this curricular instruction strategy created a learning environment where students made average gains of 3 grade levels in reading.
88% highest graduation rate for Native youth in the city of Portland
Now in its fourth year of operation, the Early College Academy’s staff and programming are more responsive to student needs than ever before. Seven out of eight of our certified teachers hold a Master’s degree in their subject areas. Ten out of eleven Academy teachers and counselors are Native American. We feel that we are making progress each and every day. This past June 14 students graduated from the NAYA Academy and an additional 42 NAYA youth students graduated from surrounding school districts.
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In addition to the Native Assessment Tool, a case planning tool was created to fully compliment the NAT and is currently used across our wraparound programming and services. These combined tools are at the cutting edge of innovation and allow us to integrate case planning with outcome measurements determined by our community’s needs and priorities. This effort in partnership with our Efforts to Outcomes Database tracks the participation and outcomes of every client as they move through the values of the Relational Worldview Model.
With comprehensive intake procedures and dedicated client-focused progress monitoring through our Efforts to Outcome Database, each and every client receiving services at NAYA Family Center is also adding to our understanding of our community needs and desires and is actively developing our future organizational priorities.
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NAYA Family Center offers a holistic set of services aimed towards creating stability in our youth’s and family’s lives. Working within the Relational Worldview Model we use culturally relevant means to empower youth and families, while also strengthening our community connections and engagement.
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Through focus group studies that reflected the diversity of our community, from youth in foster care to honored Elders and community partners, we sought to define youth success and design the most effective services that we could offer our youth. The results allowed us to create clear priorities about where we are going as an organization and develop assessments, services and funding strategies based entirely around a community empowered definition of success and wellness.
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The Relational World View Model, developed by NICWA in the 1980s, is a reflection of the Native thought process that recognizes holistic balance as the basis for health.
Our work in this area culminated in the development of the Native Assessment Tool (NAT). The NAT is a tool that CA is both scientifically rigorous and culturally relevant. It TI draws on evidence-based practices across the United States and Canada to fully assess each youth that we serve based on the Relational Worldview Model. The NAT bridges the gap between services and research while also grounding our programming in Native American culture and values. •
Six years ago, NAYA Family Center embarked on the Practicebased Evidence (PBE) Project in partnership with the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and Portland State’s Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health. This Project utilized the Relational Worldview Model to define and measure youth and family success in a culturally-relevant way.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NAYA’s Community Development department aims to reduce Urban Native poverty in Portland through an integrated set of strategies, including employment, housing, community economic development and community advocacy. We recognize that there is an urgent need to promote economic strength in Native communities. We know that financial education is the most important strategy for improving access to affordable capitol in Native communities, and that stable housing remains our greatest need. NAYA Family Center continues its focus on eliminating disparities in housing among communities of color. Since it began in 2004, the Homeownership Program has helped over 72 families purchase or refinance their homes. Over the past year we have graduated 96 individuals from our homebuyer education program; provided 67 households with one-on-one homeownership coaching, and supported 25 homebuyers to purchase their first home or refinance. To date, 86 community members have saved over $52,000 towards homeownership, micro enterprise development, and post secondary education with NAYA Family Center’s support. When these deposits are combined with matching funds in individual matched savings accounts, the result is nearly $200,000 in savings within the Native community. 9
This is a significant achievement for a community with over 50% of its people living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. During the 2010 tax season, NAYA Family Center’s free tax preparation site returned a total of 423 community tax returns securing just under $600,000 in federal income tax refunds to the community. This was nearly double the previous year’s amount. For many families, this is the largest amount of money they received during the year, which is particularly important in a year when so many were struggling.
The people at NAYA were there for us during our entire home buying process. Williams Family, Proud Portland Homeowners
A FOCUS ON STABILITY
In our first year of providing Energy Assistance we helped over 2,300 individuals and 790 households keep their lights and heat on. While the conversations we engage in are often difficult, many strong relationships have been established with others in the community engaged in advocacy efforts.
Poverty Rates - Multnomah County * Native 45.7% Native 29.4% White 12.5%
*The data in this graph comes from the Coalition of Communities of Color’s recent enlightening report Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile.
There were many successes in NAYA’s Career Skills Development program this past year including the enrollment of 130 new clients; 83 individuals obtaining employment; and 32 more beginning training programs. Throughout the year the Employment Program facilitated 29 workshops focused on several key areas of interest ranging from the college admission process and applying for scholarships to job search methods, interviews and workplace communication. 10
NAYA Family Center’s Family Services are designed to strengthen family and community
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION
ties. We provide help to victims of domestic and sexual violence, to Native American children in foster care and their caregivers, and to Native American elders.
The Healing Circle program, NAYA Family Center’s domestic violence services and prevention program provides a wide range of services including immediate crisis intervention services, advocacy and ongoing support, and educational opportunities. This vital program served 163 families and over 408 individuals this past year. Clients coming to the Healing Circle receive culturally specific guidance around the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault including: advocacy, support groups, legal assistance, and community resources and referrals. Long-term housing to homeless families, often survivors of domestic violence, is also available through the Healing Circle, uplifting the family from chronic homelessness to self sufficiency. This past year we’ve provided stable housing for 17 families. In the 2009-10 year, 99% percent of clients coming to the Healing Circle to seek support in leaving an abusive partner have made safety plans to assist them in taking their next steps, 78% percent of our clients have made progress towards successfully stabilizing the crisis situation bringing them to our program and 95% percent of all Healing Circle participants made progress towards securing stable housing with 35% ultimately attaining their stable housing goal.
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FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS Foster Care programs are among the most critical at NAYA Family Center. Our Foster Care Services program assists youth from ages 0 – 24 years and their families involved with state or tribal foster care systems. The Pathways to Adulthood program provides independent living services to foster youth aged 14 – 21 years in areas such as education, employment, community connections, housing, transportation and health to help youth reach their life goals.
While Native Americans comprise only 4% of the Multnomah County population, we represent 25% of the children in foster care.
We provide support services to all foster parents of Native American foster children. Our Positive Indian Parenting classes fulfill requirements of Department of Human Services On-going Foster Parent Education. We also assist families with genealogical research and help youth and families build their traditional dance regalia. Sibling and Family Visit Night events provide opportunities for youth to connect with kith and kin in a community setting, as well as promote family reunification. Thanks to support from the Portland Children’s Levy we are able to provide valuable parenting and individual support services to Native American foster parents and children. Our services enable foster parents to create safe, secure and loving homes for children in need. In the past year we have recruited and supported eleven foster families. SUPPORTING OUR ELDERS Our community elders are a critical part of NAYA Family Center, offering their support and guidance every step of the way. This past year, NAYA supported 44 elders with over 700 meals and activities. Our community elders regularly meet at NAYA Family Center for social events, programming and gatherings. We offer well attended Tai Chi and aerobics classes to our elders as well as providing outreach, information and access to additional services. 12
NAYA Family Center’s continued commitment to our environment is best demonstrated in our approach to the rehabiliatation and upgrading of our current facility and our use of sustainable business practices. In July 2009, the NAYA Family Center replaced its oil fed boiler system (1940’s version) with an energy efficient natural gas model that is projected to save approximately $18,000 annually in fuel costs. The system qualified for State of Oregon business energy tax credits and Gray Bear Construction, the installer, agreed to partner on the project. In the same year, we began work on the installation of the second largest solar roof in Multnomah County. The solar roof consists of a 428-solar panel, 100-kilowatt system. The solar panels are currently generating power and were producing at 70% capacity on their first day of operation. The new system required extensive engineering and capacity studies before a final collaboration with E C Company for the construction phase. The solar panel roof system will also strengthen the development of an environmental curriculum for youth programming at NAYA Family Center. The data collected from the solar roof system will stand as an educational resource to be utilized by the 9th-12th grade NAYA Early College Academy students, as well as summer math and science program youth participants. In We have also successful petitioned Tri-Met to extend its bus lines to the NAYA Family Center from both St. Johns and the Milwaukie Transit Center running weekdays during peak traffic hours. To encouraging public transit use, we also offer secure bicycle racks for clients who use bicycles as a primary mode of transportation.
Meeting Community Housing Needs—Sawash Housing, LLC In January 2008, through its subsidiary company, Sawash Housing LLC, NAYA Family Center purchased 44 units of multifamily affordable rental housing in North Portland. Currently, seven of the units are set aside for Permanent Support Housing for survivors of domestic violence. The units are currently fully leased and have experienced a 97% occupancy rate since NAYA Family Center has taken control of the properties. This year NAYA Family Center celebrated assuming complete responsibility for all maintenance and repairs of properties currently under Sawash Housing, LLC. This new role helps our organization continue to build valuable asset management experience, while giving community members the opportunity gain real work experience in property maintenance. In addition, it works to support a strategy to keep money circulating within the Native community, which directly benefits our Native families. In the spring of 2010, NAYA Family Center, in partnership with Proud Ground, Portland’s community land trust, was awarded a grant to purchase foreclosed homes needing renovations, particularly in neighborhoods in SE and NE Portland. Our newly formed NAYA Construction team is working to rehab two homes that will then be sold to low-income first-time Native homebuyers. We are excite to not only have an opportunity to train and employ Native community members in construction, but also support new homeowners and work to close the minority homeownership gap. Most recently in 2010, NAYA Family Center was awarded initial funding for Holgate House, an innovative pilot project for modular construction. Holgate House is a nine unit complex located in the Lents Neighborhood of SE Portland. This project is an important demonstration in a process aimed at reducing development costs and delivery time for affordable housing. Holgate House is posed to influence the next generation of affordable housing that not only reduces development costs, but also increases the quality and sustainability of affordable housing and introduces paths to green jobs.
A PARTNERSHIP TO END POVERTY NAYA Family Center has been honored to work in partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF) for the past several years with a focus on decreasing poverty in our community and families. The NWAF’s investment in this challenge was critical in helping our community to realize long term goals of owning and operating our own community education and cultural center, increasing housing and employment opportunities and building on our existing community leadership and advocacy strengths.
Among other things, NWAF’s Investment in Economic Workforce Development enabled us to renovate and put into operation a commercial kitchen for the NAYA Family Center that has since become a viable catering business. NAYA Nawitka Catering provides work experience, training and employment opportunities to Portland’s Native American community. The NWAF’s investment in community governance and representation has also allowed our community to come together to create leadership opportunities and invoke change with a united voice.
Revenues 2010 Contracts & Grants $5,691,543 Contributions $113,955 Catering Revenue $196,294 Other Revenue $285,411
2009 $3,935,154 $116,266 $36,377 $313,995
Total Revenues $6,287,203
Expenses Program Services Community Development $2,727,266 $2,182,201 Youth Services $1,190,060 $995,750 Early College Academy $777,533 $651,970 Family Services $729,511 $318,349 Community Engagement $223,994 $136,482 Total Program Expenses $5,648,364
Total Expenses $6,849,367
Net Assets, Beginning of Year
Net Assets, End of Year
Note: net assets represent foundation resources used to purchase and renovate the Whitaker Lakeside Property
Early College Academy
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DONORS & SUPPORTERS IN-KIND Corporations and Organizations Acadia Alaskan Airlines Beacon Rock Golf Course Bendistillery Beth Israel Sisterhood Bi Mart Corporation Bonneville Power Administration Bureau of Human Resources Cascade AIDS Project Cascades Theatrical Company Cereghino Farms Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Columbia Sportswear Cupcake Jones Daily Cafe Department of Consumer and Business Services Earth & Spirit Council Family Assistance Foundation Gifford Pinchot National Forest Gray Bear Construction Company Great Wolf Lodge Helser’s on Alberta Helvetia Winery Independence Gardin LLC International Air and Hospitality Academy JaCiva’s Chocalatier and Bakery Kickapoo Tribe Lan Su Chinese Garden Marshall Family Chiropractic, P.C. Martha Torson Estate Mt. Hood National Forest New Deal Distilleries New Seasons Market - Arbor Lodge New Seasons Market - Concordia New Seasons Market - Store Support NICWA Oregon Symphony Peets Coffee and Tea Pendleton Round-Up Association Pittock Mansion Pizzicato Pizza Portland Beavers & Timbers Portland Center Stage Portland Community College Portland Fire and Rescue Portland Nursery Portland Spirit Quintana Galleries Reach CDC Rearguard Residence Inn by Marriott Ride Connections Safeway - Clackamas Seattle Times St. Andrews Episcopal Church Students Run Portland Trimet United Postal Service Whole Foods Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
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Bank of America Home Loans Bank of the West Bonneville Environmental Foundation Bonneville Power Administration Carol Kollymore Cascade AIDS Project Cascade Design Professionals, Inc. Cascade Regional Mortgage Chinook Winds Casino Resort Clackamas Community Land Trust Comcast Community Energy Project Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Dennis Lindoff Telephone Directors Mortgage Inc. E C Company Fair Housing Council of Oregon First Installations Repair Service Today, INC Flossin Media Global Giving Foundation GOLF Mortgage Gray Bear Construction Company Guild Mortgage Company Habitat for Humanity/ Portland Metro East Haglund, Kelley, Horngren, Jones & Wilder LLP Happy Canyon Foundation Hobbs, Strauss, Dean & Walker, LLP Housing Authority of Portland HUD/HW Office of Native American Programs Iberdrola Renewables Intel John L. Scott Market Center JP Morgan Chase Kaiser Permanente Corporation Legacy Health System Living Room Realtors Long Beach Coffee Roasters McKenzie River Gathering Foundation Metro Metals Northwest Inc Morris Consulting LLC. National City Mortgage Neil Kelly NICWA Nike Corporation Nike/Employee Match Program Northwest Area Foundation Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc Northwest Natural Gas Company OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon Community Foundation Plaid Pantry Port of Portland Portland General Electric Foundation Portland Housing Center Proud Ground Providence Health & Services Pyramid Communications, Inc. Regence BlueCross BlueShield ROSE Community Development Safe Harbor Realty San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
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Native American Youth & Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218 phone 503 288 8177 fax 503 288 1260