ERIC Number: ED373808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
We Are All Related: A Model for Successful Collaboration in American Indian Education.
Appelson, Wallace B.
In an effort to improve the high school graduation rate and increase college application and retention rates of high risk American Indian students in Chicago, Truman College (TC) maintains a number of cooperative programs with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Native American Educational Services (NAES) College, the Chicago Public Schools, and community based organizations. The Institute for Native American Development (INAD) at TC offers assessment and placement activities for the college's 65 programs and provides students with individual counseling, goal setting, career exploration, financial aid, tutorial, and cultural group support services. NAES College is the only private American Indian four-year college located in an urban area, and many of its students are INAD program transfers wanting to concentrate their studies in community development or other areas. Similarly, the Native American Support Program at UIC enrolled one INAD employee, one INAD graduate, and a Truman Middle College teacher in Master's programs in fall 1993, and established a summer math and science camp for American Indian youth with INAD. In addition, over the past three years, INAD has worked closely with the American Indian Center to provide a wide variety of educational and social activities for young American Indians in Chicago. The Center's courses, funded by INAD through a state drop-out prevention program, provides opportunities to attend dances, pow-wows, films, sporting events, and field trips. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL
Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (6th, San Diego, CA, July 17-20, 1994).