College Horizons 101 Webinar for Applicants


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CH 101 Webinar for Applicants
Happy New Year! Learn about our College Horizons program offerings for Native Hawaiian, Native American and Alaska Native high school students in 2018. This webinar will cover the following information for prospective applicants to College Horizons including:
  • What we do during the six days of the program
  • When and where the programs are being held this summer
  • How you or students you know can apply
  • The cost of our program and how to apply for financial aid to attend the program
  • Hear how ~50% of admitted students receive tuition and/or travel assistance to attend our programs each year
  • Tips covering the *new* online application format with takeaways for students, parents and educators
  • Q & A session following the presentation

To attend our 40-minute informational webinar, please register using the link provided below. A recording of this webinar will be made available to all who have registered in case you cannot attend at the scheduled time.

Monday, January 15, 6:00 – 6:40 PM MST – Register Now

Native artists opportunities at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Native American artists, performers, and cultural bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge are invited to apply to our six exciting Cultural Programs offered through the Indian Museum of North America®.
The six programs created to help Native artists achieve prominence and support in the arts include:

  • Artists Marketplace—sharing culture and selling art to international visitors.
  • Artist in Residence—developing, demonstrating, and promoting art in a funded studio space.
  • Gift from Mother Earth Art Show & Sale—exhibiting works in a juried competition and art sale (Native or non-Native).
  • Talking Circle Speaker’s Series—discussing cultural knowledge in an evening presentation.
  • Performers—performing by musicians, dancers, singers, comedians, daily, or at special events.
  • Mentor/Mentee—transferring intergenerational knowledge from established to emerging artists.

For more information about the 2018 Cultural Programs, call Loni Manning, Cultural Programs Manager, at (605) 673-4681, x 286, or email:
To download applications, click on the link at

Training Program Opportunity for Entry-Level Construction Jobs

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CONSTRUCT is a 9-week training program offering information and guidance needed to compete for good-paying, entry-level jobs in construction-related fields. CONSTRUCT is designed to address the need to increase the pool of qualified minority candidates for the construction industry in Illinois; by strengthening job readiness & life skills, and preparing for industry-related testing that is often a prerequisite for employment. The program includes job shadowing to give candidates an up-close look at the various career paths available.

Some of the basic qualifications are:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a minimum 10th grade reading & math score (TABE) prior to enrollment
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass an admissions interview (i.e. “why are you interested in the construction field”?)

SER will utilize experienced trainers who will provide individual job counseling & guidance. Participating companies such as; HBK Engineering will work with qualified candidates for job placement opportunities. Entry-level job opportunities can include meter reading, truck drivers, transporters, foremen, customer service representatives, administrators, sales representatives, linemen, designers, electric apprentice, and more. It’s very important that each candidate understands that the educational value of the CONSTRUCT program is over $3,500 per student–for FREE!

Please find attached CONSTRUCT Brochure and Recruitment flyer with Orientation/Info Session dates. Scheduled start date is Monday, February 12th, 2018.

Interested candidates should attend an Orientation/Info Session.

You’re Invited to Festival of Stories!


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Join us for an evening of food, community workshops and student presentations at our annual public fourm to discuss the on-going programs and successes of the Chicago Public Schools American Indian Education Program.


This year’s program will be held at La Villa Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 3632 N PULASKI RD, CHICAGO, IL 60641. Dinner will be served and a headcount is required per attendee.

Special Community Workshops presented by:

California Indian Manpower Consortium- Career Pathways for Youth

The Heartland Institute of Financial Education- Financial Literacy and College Planning

more to be announced soon!

Thank you for RSVPing in advance and we look forward to meeting you there!

From your CPS American Indian Education Program Staff…..

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Winter Break!


Don’t forget to sign up or contact us to join our Winter Field trips January 3-5th, 2018!

Next tutoring session starts January 22nd

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CPS American Indian Education Program Tutoring Services Now Available in 2018! Does your child need help getting a head start on the new school year? Would you like one-on-one instruction for them? Join us at St. Kateri Center for after school tutoring from 3:30-5pm! We will have a CPS teacher and program staff on hand to assist your child and afternoon snacks are provided 🙂
Can’t make it to St. Kateri Center but your child still needs help? Email or call 773-534-2735 to request individual services at a convenient location to you and your family.