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Month: September 2017 Articles

College Fund Study to Unlock Ways Tribal Colleges Help Native Students Succeed in College and Career

Thirty-four accredited tribal colleges and universities provide higher education opportunities to American Indian communities nationwide. Now, thanks to a $450,000 three-year grant from The Kresge Foundation, the American Indian College Fund will conduct a study on student success at three tribal colleges (TCUs). These best practices will then be scaled up and replicated at TCUs and other educational institutions working with Native students.

1st Tribal Lending Builds Strong Future for Native People

Home ownership, like education, are considered to be both an investment and part of the American dream. But these paths to a strong future have not always been accessible to American Indian people. Home ownership has been problematic because not all lenders could or can provide loans for people living on reservations or federal trust lands.

A Life-Changing Summer at Beacon Lodge Camp

Cara Paolicelli, right, worked with counselors from across the globe, who volunteered their time to help those with special needs. My name is Cara Paolicelli and I am a rising senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am grateful that I’ve been able to continue my education in recreational therapy for the disabled thanks to my family, and the American Indian College Fund.

Benchmarking and Data Use (2017)

This report, the fourth in a series, adds a number of variables, including characteristics of high school students that attended their first postsecondary institution. Students served by members continue to enroll in college at rates exceeding their peers. The data provides evidence that NCAN members are making strides in closing the attainment gap for underrepresented students.

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