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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.

TAKODA INSTITUTE

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.

TAKODA WORKS

Personalized, no-cost assessments and career planning (such as resume building, job search strategies and interviewing skills) help job-seekers find and keep work.

TAKODA GED

No-cost tutoring and small group instruction provide the tools needed to successfully earn a GED, get a job or pursue higher education.

TAKODA PREP

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

%

“Top Performer”

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.

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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.

RECENT NEWS

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TAKODA PREP HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES LARGE SENIOR CLASS

TAKODA PREP HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES LARGE SENIOR CLASS

Fifteen students graduated from our Takoda Prep alternative high school in 2021, double the number from the previous year. The accomplishment reflected the dedication of both teachers and students, as well as improved implementation of online learning. Takoda Prep,...

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