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.
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
Takoda 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.
Sponsorship for #NativeRISE 2023 is strong, with this year’s roster of supporters nearly tripling to 14. “We’re grateful for the collaboration with so many organizations, from so many sectors,” said Dr. Joe Hobot, American Indian OIC president and CEO. “The sponsors’...
By: Dr. Joe Hobot, President and CEO What can we do to strengthen education for our children? I recently had the privilege of addressing this issue at the Aspen Institute’s 2023 VisionXChange gathering in Aspen, Colorado. This conference, comprised of Aspen Institute...
Greetings Students and Families of Takoda Prep, This message is to alert you that over the weekend, members of the Takoda Prep team tested positive for COVID-19, with others experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Acting in accordance with AIOIC's COVID Mitigation Protocols,...