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.
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.
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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.
The pandemic and recovery are part of the issue, but the conditions generating the lack of workers existed long before the first COVID-19 infections in the U.S., said Joe Hobot, president and CEO of the American Indian OIC.
American Indian OIC and Black Men Teach recognized as ‘Neighborhood Builders’ by Bank of America.
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with AIOIC at our Fall Chili Feast.