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We are a movement, an idea, a hope, and a dream coming together to form a reality!

The reality is to successfully build and maintain an accredited institution of higher learning specializing in the educational, social, work-readiness, and life skills of students who learn differently. Students with Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Dyslexia.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Vision

To be the leading accredited institution of higher learning for empowering students who learn differently to become self-advocating, socially enabled, technologically proficient, and economically skilled contributors to the global community of today and tomorrow.

Our Mission

We offer individualized and innovative educational methods combined with career training and personal development for students with learning disabilities wanting higher-education degrees and those who only desire vocational training and social skills. We leverage a student’s strengths to communicate, operate, and succeed in their chosen profession, achieve self-advocacy and productive lives, and be influential contributors to the global community.

NHI-LA collaborates with industry professionals and local and national businesses to develop an environment that combines social and academic guidance with career technical education (CTE) pathways. The learning process is centered on two essential elements within this environment: each student’s diagnosis and small learning communities (SLC). NHI-LA merges these elements with customized and hands-on business and social skills training, real-world labs, and the latest technologies to create a holistic environment for each student.

Teaching, Instruction, Core Beliefs, and Proposed Learning Environment

The objective of NHI is to guide, educate, and enrich these exceptional students by merging hands-on, real-world assignments with our career and personal development programs and traditional/innovative academic teaching methods. Our goal is to create real-world projects collaborating with local and national businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.

NHI aims to mold daily assignments and the bulk of each student’s curriculum with traditional and non-traditional educational strategies and techniques with hands-on career and life skill development programs. We believe the nucleus of this molding process should consist of the latest teaching and learning methods, how each student absorbs preferred information, and their prior knowledge and IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

Through this holistic learning experience, we believe our students will evolve into individuals who can become financially and socially self-sufficient and productive members of today’s society.

The learning environment we propose will house dorms, study areas, a library, social and lecture halls, labs, and many other areas. To learn more click here: The Learning Environment of NHI-LA and the Summer Bridge Program

Background and History of Helping Students

NHI is a 501C3 non-profit organization registered with the IRS and the state of California in Los Angeles.

Within NHI-LA is our Career and Personal Development Program (CPDP), which had a rich history under the former title “REACH” program. We invite all visitors to select the Program tab, then select, Career and Personal Development Program to see video clips of past interviews from former students and view the testimonial video from one of our former REACH students. Afterward, select either one of the company logos under the testimonial video or go to the list of other IPs (Information Provider) businesses such as FOX Television and the Aquarium of the Pacific to view how they and other companies assisted our past At-Risk students.

Here is a testimonial from Stephen Collins, a former student of the old “REACH” program:

New Horizons Institute started in the 1990s with an after-school program titled “REACH,” working with local high schools and non-profit organizations. “REACH” was developed for At-Risk high school students, ages 14 to 18, to train them in the basic skills and procedures of production used in the film, television, and video industries (See under ‘Programs’: REACH Career Program for video clips). Over the years, “REACH” grew into a career development program designed to partner local and national businesses with students to expose them to the careers they were interested in.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

New Horizons Institute, Career and Personal Development Program (CPDP), the Summer Bridge Program and future programs, events, activities, rules or procedures, or any other organizations under NHI will make every offer not to discriminate against any student based on race, color, national, gender, financial status, religion or ethnic origin. This policy includes hiring and disciplinary actions, all college conduct and educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs and social engagement policies. 

Meet our Advisory Members Board and our Board of Directors:

(Information coming soon)


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