Associate Board

NLCP’s Associate Board is the backbone of our community. These young leaders support NLCP through fundraising, mentoring and school services, and embody our mission while sharing their talents.

“Raised in a single-parent household, in one of the nation’s most violent and impoverished communities, I was faced with many of the same challenges NLCP students encounter. I got involved with NLCP because it is a very special place where hope is restored and future leaders are groomed. The Associate Board is committed to supporting NLCP and its Board of Directors by promoting awareness and encouraging involvement through effective community action in the form of fundraising, mentoring and various other school services.” – Topher Bates, NLCP Associate Board Chair

Pass It On!

This annual spring event, helps fund vital school services including summer enrichment programs for current students and care packages for alumni who are in college. Plus, it’s a great time! Last year’s PASS IT ON event raised $150,000 and 40 graduating seniors were celebrated.
For more information about PASS IT ON, visit


Associate Board members mentor NLCP students to provide the thoughtful, caring counsel of another adult influence during life’s difficult transitions, plus someone to help celebrate when things are going well. They may also help secure donations of clothing or other items that NLCP students sometimes need.

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2018-19 NLCP Associate Board

Topher Bates – Chair  Jaime Archer
Eric Baas Jessica Bradis
Fred Brewer Patrick Burkhart
Rebecca Burkhart Ben Eder
Jessica Eisenbeis Alejandra Esqueda Belmonte
Brandon Hummons Sophia Kang
Jessica Lau Alex Lindsey
Erica Lindsey Emma Lockmiller
Marron Mahoney Deron Nardo
Kirby Nardo Mary Kate Raminski
Darrian Thomas Erin Weber
Kasey Bates Taurean Brown
Abbie Castiglione Michelle Christens
John Horan Laura Kochlefl
Kelly Martin Julie Nilan
Crystal Patel Ariana Rasansky
Steve Ray Krystin Simoy
Lorenza Taylor Stephen Taylor
Garland Thomas-McDavid Taylor Weaver
Evan Westerfield