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
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.
The American Indian College Fund’s Strategic Planning and Building TCU ECE Family Engagement Grant provides TCUs support for family engagement and wellness in Native communities during the pandemic. This may include sending families early childhood learning kits, organizing virtual story time or language lessons, or assisting families with meals and basic needs.
Kayla Dix (Salish) Early Education Preschool - Third Grade Education Major, Salish Kootenai College I am 29 years old and live on the Flathead Indian Reservation with my three beautiful daughters Kayci, Fallyn, and Sayla. Currently I am in my senior year at Salish...