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Meet Janet De La Cruz- Mentor & Mentee 

What's a mentor? Meet one of ours, who also coordinates Mentor253, Janet De La Cruz. Janet embodies what it truly means to be a mentor because of her experience as a mentee. Having been on both ends, Janet has experienced mentorship full-circle. Her experience…
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Trinity Presbyterian Church Shapes Urban Leaders

The Northwest Leadership Foundation believes that it is through collaboration that our cities become better; there is no better example than our partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church. Going back more than 16, Trinity's continued partnership…
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Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Lives Past

We were excited to partner once again this year with the Tacoma Art Museum to host Tacoma's 12 Annual Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration. Translated into English, Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gathering family  and…
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Profile in Leadership - Liesl Santkuyl

As the driving force behind one of our newest initiatives here at NLF, Leaders in Women's Health, we are so incredible blessed to have a coalition of more than 50 community members who care deeply about improving issues of equity embedded in…
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Meet Kevin Castellanos- Act Six Scholar, Community Leader

What's an Act Six Scholar? Meet one of our scholars who embodies Act Six by leading at school, in the community and for his family, Kevin Castellanos. A native to Tacoma and former Mt. Tahoma T-Bird, Kevin is a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran…
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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…
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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…
NLF Staff Receive PLU Service Award (right to left: Saiyare Refaei, Noah Baskett, PLU Studnt, Patricia Talton, Nancy Vignec
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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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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…