What We Do
Our Takoda (Dakota for “Friend to All”) programming addresses educational disparities on four fronts: training, career coaching, adult education and an alternative high school.
No-cost, short-term vocational training in fields such as healthcare, IT, warehouse support and logistics provide the opportunity for a living wage in high-demand careers.
Personalized, no-cost assessments and career planning (such as resume building, job search strategies and interviewing skills) help job-seekers find and keep work.
No-cost tutoring and small group instruction provide the tools needed to successfully earn a GED, get a job or pursue higher education.
Our accredited, alternative high school — affiliated with Minneapolis Public Schools — serves students ages 14-21, focusing on core academic competencies while maintaining a strong connection to American Indian culture.
GET TO KNOW US
Since 1979, Minneapolis-based American Indian OIC has focused on serving our community through education and training.
A nationally-recognized leader in workforce development, more than 25,000 of our neighbors have partnered with us to strengthen skills, find jobs and improve their lives.
OUR IMPACT – SUCCESS STORIES
Following graduation, career training students see their hourly wages jump
in a U.S. Dept. of Labor criminal reentry workforce program
Tokoda Prep students are
more likely to graduate – and 20% more likely to enroll in secondary education – then their peers.
Looking to make a difference?
The success of American Indian OIC and its clients is tied to the generous financial and volunteer support of individuals, employers, foundations, corporations and community partners … people like you.
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