2018 Outstanding Organizations

And thank you to everyone that nominated these exceptional organizations!


The Learning Club

USA Basketball Open Court Program

Lincoln Middle School AVID program


Northwest Children’s Home (NWCH)
Nominated by a community member

The primary focus of NWCH is trauma-related treatment.  The vast majority of kids they serve have been severely traumatized at some point in their lives. Northwest Children’s Home is focused on healing with patience, teaching and understanding. NWCH is in the business of saving children’s lives and building brighter futures.  NWCH repairs the broken lives of kids that have been traumatized and physically and mentally abused.  They help children regain self-esteem, learn how to function and become positive members of society.

Northwest Children’s Home (NWCH) is a private, non-profit residential campus that provides long and short-term services to LC Valley children ages 10-18.  NWCH is a fully accredited private K-12 school serving community children and youth from Lewiston, Clarkston and the surrounding communities.  The teacher to Student ratio is 1:5, with approximately 30 kids and youth being served by the Northwest Children’s Home Education Center.  The school works to assist kids to catch up or stay at grade level. NWCH has a Vocational Life Skills program that teaches construction, maintenance, food prep and cooking, and independent living skills.  There are group and individual therapy services, Individual advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Trauma Informed Care, Educational Support, and Nursing Services.

The Green Apple Project
Nominated by a community Member

The Green Apple Project was founded by 2 LC Valley residents to help their own autistic children, as well as other children and families of autism.  The goal of the group was to spread awareness and acceptance for children and families dealing the burden of autism and other spectrum disorders.  The Green Apple Project works to bring autism education and awareness to the community.

 The Green Apple Project provides events specially designed for autistic children and their families.  This allows the kids to have fun doing things that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to enjoy. These special kids get to participate in ‘normal’ activities that most kids take for granted:  These ‘sensory friendly activities’ include:  Easter egg hunt, movie time at Village Center Cinemas, pool party at the Asotin Co. Aquatic Center, and photos with Santa.  The families are able to be around others who understand what they are going through, which helps relieve some of their stress.