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NLF HIGHLIGHTS

October 1985

Opened second preschool site at the Western Addition YWCA to accommodate a long waiting list.

 

December 1992  

Collaborated with other childcare centers, family daycare homes, and mental health providers to offer services and subsidies for infants through elementary school-age children and their families with funding through the Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families.

October 1975

Established first program for preschoolers in the education building of the S.F. Buddhist Church.

 

December 1976

Received funding contract from the California Department of Education to subsidize children of low-income families.  Move to a larger facility in an African American church on Golden Gate Avenue and Masonic.

 

December 1977  

Moved back to Japantown after securing a lease for the auditorium of Kinmon Gakuen on Bush Street.

 

January 1979

Opened After School Program to accommodate preschool graduates attending elementary school.  The After School Program relocates to its present location at Christ United Presbyterian Church which allows for further expansion.

 

July 1998

Joined 26 other community-based agencies to form the Asian Pacific Islander Family Resource Network (APIFRN), which serves to strengthen families and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  Funding for the network services is secured from the Department of Human Services.

July 1998

Joined 26 other community-based agencies to form the Asian Pacific Islander Family Resource Network (APIFRN), which serves to strengthen families and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  Funding for the network services is secured from the Department of Human Services.

 

September 2000  

Announced the kick-off of its first Capital Campaign for a permanent facility at its 25th Anniversary Celebration.

 

March 2002

Became owner of the historic 1830 Sutter Street building in the course of the settlement of a community-supported lawsuit to save the building, six years after the S.F. YWCA puts the building up for sale.  As part of the purchase agreement, NLF is to develop the facility as a resource to the community with the responsibility to protect and promote the historic legacy of its Issei (first generation) women founders.  

December 2005  

Retired its mortgage on the 1830 Sutter Street building.

 

September 2007

Preschool programs become certified as Preschool for All (PFA) sites which provide funding to help families of 4 year old children have a high quality preschool experience prior to entering Kindergarten.

 

December 2010

Completed its first $2.2 million Capital Campaign for the purchase and renovation of the 1830 Sutter Street facility.

November 2012  

Announced its $3.5 million “Plant A Seed Campaign (PASC)” to construct a building addition to its 1830 Sutter Street facility to consolidate both its preschool programs into one building.  The addition will be built on the adjacent playground lot with a basement level, first level preschool room and rooftop playground and will allow for an increase in student capacity.  

 

 

 

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