Entries by Noah Baskett

Tacoma Students are Ready to Rise!

Preparing Tacoma students to be successful in college and beyond as the next generation of diverse emerging leaders This past summer, we accomplished our second year of the Catalyst Academy, with 33 rising college freshman who just graduated from a Tacoma high school. Students engaged in a summer of intensive preparation and leadership development, with […]

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Proteen Plus Summer 2016

Learn, Serve, Lead This past summer Proteen was busy piloting a paid seven week internship for 20 young men and women who face some of the most challenging barriers to be successful. The Proteen Summer Internship specifically provided internships for youth that had encountered challenges with behavior in school and interaction with the juvenile justice […]


NLF Honored by PLU Service Award

This past April, NLF was honored to receive the 2016 Ron Pierre Vignec Community Partner Award. A part of PLU’s Annual “Celebration of Service” hosted by its Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES), NLF was selected for this award thanks to our partnership with PLU over the past 7 years in lifting up local […]


New Act Six Alum – Investor, Entrepreneur

Meet Bello Dondja. Trinity Lutheran College, Cadre 5 Having just graduated this past May from Trinity Lutheran College, Bello is an excellent example of a young leader who we have had the chance to walk alongside for the past 5 years. Bello’s journey to college began a long time ago: “I began this journey as […]


NLF Honored by Susan G. Komen Foundation

We are incredibly proud and honored to announce that the Northwest Leadership Foundation was selected as a grantee by the Susan G. Komen Foundation this past week for our work through the Leaders in Women’s Health initiative. Leaders in Women’s Health began as a coalition of African American women from Tacoma-Pierce County — health professionals, advocates, and community […]


Mentor253 – Relationships Matter!

NLF is excited to announce that we are revitalizing one of our core initiatives, Mentor253. Mentor253 began in 2007 by daily providing one-on-one mentoring at Mcilvaigh and Gault Middle Schools, and later at First Creek Middle School. A core value of all of NLF’s work is the belief that relationships—ones that embody trust, care, and […]