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Who Gets a Lift from Your Gift? 30 Inspiring NLU Stories


Have you met NLU student Latesha Pike?

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Latesha Pike is a mother. She is a student. She is a woman with a goal and dreams.

Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Latesha experienced gang violence, domestic violence and poverty. The victim of a drive-by shooting at the age of 12 which paralyzed her, Latesha taught herself how to walk again.

What is this inspiring woman’s goal?

“My ultimate goal is to open a resource center for ex-convicts
looking to transition back into society productively.”

Meet Latesha. Watch her video and get to know her. Get to know our students by joining us in our “Who Gets a Lift from Your Gift: 30 Inspiring NLU Stories” Campaign.


Students like Latesha feel the impact of every gift.

Were you a parent while you were in school?
Did you have a goal that NLU helped you reach?

For Latesha, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Every holiday gift will support our students.

Make a gift today at or click on the button below.

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Whether you wish to support scholarships, the NLU Annual Fund, or your specific college, your gift this holiday season will make a difference.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact Kaitlin Weiss at 312.261.3913 or email