ERIC Number: ED402130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
One Family, One Community: Urban Indian Adult Education Program.
McNair, Joyce; Phillips, Ashley
This report describes programs implemented by United Indian Nations, Inc. (UIN), based in San Francisco, California. UIN is a community-based, nonprofit agency managed by American Indians. Since 1979, UIN has promoted the economic self-sufficiency and self-determination of the more than 40,000 Indian people residing in the San Francisco Bay area. One of UIN's major efforts to confront the complex economic and social issues affecting the Indian community was the Community Mobilization Project, a collaboration of seven nonprofit Indian agencies that formed community councils to address issues related to health, families, education, and economic development. To improve the educational opportunities of American Indians, UIN developed the Urban Indian Adult Education Program, which aims to increase the number of American Indians who attain their GED, to improve the basic skills and computer literacy of American Indians, and to enhance the employment potential of the Indian population. This program is facilitated within the UIN Technical Training and Education Center, a computer training and education center that provides hands-on instruction and maintains a state-of-the-art computer lab. In this 12-week, full-time program, students complete courses in math, English, social studies, science, computers, life skills, group counseling, and communication. In addition, the program offers employment referrals, job-seeking support, career counseling, higher education counseling, and information and referrals to other services for Indians in the Bay area. The report also describes the program's educational philosophy, courses, and funding problems. Includes photographs. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Involvement, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Needs, Employment Potential, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Job Skills, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Descriptions, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Indian Nations, Inc., Oakland, CA.
Note: Photographs will not reproduce adequately.