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Act Six Alumna, Nicolette Viken, reflecting back

We recently had the chance to catch up with Act Six Alumna, Nicolette Viken, part of the first graduating cadres of Trinity Lutheran College. Three years now out of college, she reflects on her journey in her own words:   My high…
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Operationalizing A Vision

In this election season, there seems to be no lack of individuals and groups with a vision for the future. While we could debate how persuasive or sincere some of these competing visions are, perhaps a more compelling question for us to consider…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Meet Marleisha Cox - Act Six Scholar Profile

Meet one of our newest Act Six scholars, Marleisha Cox. A 19 year old native of Seattle’s White Center neighborhood, Marleisha is a freshman attending Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social…
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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…
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Tacoma's Urban Lecture Series Welcomes James Alison

The Northwest Leadership Foundation, as a member organization of Tacoma's Urban Lecture Series, was proud to welcome Theologian James Alison Tacoma  on Monday, April 25th. James is known for exploring the work of anthropologist René Girard, its…
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Act Six 2016 Senior Capstone - Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future

In April, the Northwest Leadership Foundation celebrated the upcoming graduation of 29 Act Six Scholars from Whitworth, Gonzaga, PLU, Northwest and Trinity Lutheran College. The reunion allowed the graduating scholars a final opportunity to…
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Shadow and Light in this Lenten Season

Most of us are well aware of the interplay of shadow and light. The season of Lent invites us into being attentive to those shadows, both in our world and lives, with the belief that God's spirit inhabits those places, despite all evidence…