The College Fund supports TCUs in their efforts to strengthen education, Native communities, the environment, health and wellness, language and culture, emergent leadership, and infrastructure.
It provides awards to TCUs within these key areas, focusing on people from cradle to career. It also supports the success of the funded TCU programs through ongoing professional development, technical support, and research and networking opportunities.
College Fund Programs Team, Photo Credit: Daniel Sauvé
The Oglala Lakota College Community Continuing Education/GED department is slowly transitioning out of online-only programming as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic lessen. Now more than one GED student at a time can be in the college centers, as long as there is still only one student and tutor per classroom.
by Sherman Marshall, SGU Adult Basic Education Director For Debbie Burnette, joining Sinte Gleska University’s (SGU) Adult Basic Education (ABE) department in March 2020 was like coming home. Debbie’s connection with the ABE department goes back to 1979 when she...
Tammy Martin, a member of the American Indian College Fund’s Indigenous Visionaries program, interviewed a fellow community member and Navajo weaver, Gloria Begay, about how her craft helped her as a Navajo woman. In their conversation Begay shared how weaving was a...
Tohono O’odham Community College’s First Student to Complete the College Credit Pathway for High School Equivalency
TOCC recently had its first student complete the CCP. Monique started the GED program in the summer of 2018. Monique had dropped out of high school three years earlier and says the bad learning environment made it difficult to care about her education.
By Kateri Montileaux, OLC GED Director Although TCUs are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world, Oglala Lakota College (OLC) has continued to make a positive impact in its communities with the Dollar General American Indian and...
Throughout her 17 years at Sinte Gleska University (SGU), GED Tutor Linda Boes has seen many changes in how students are prepared for the exam. Yet the fundamentals of working with adult learners have stayed the same. Boes works at SGU’s Adult Basic Education department’s eastern reservation offices in Gregory and Winner in South Dakota.