Support Indigenous Peoples' Education & Empowerment
What sets the American Indian OIC apart is its full scope of services provided to individuals seeking a high school diploma or GED, job training and career placement, or seek higher wages and career advancement.
AIOIC is situated right in the Native American Cultural Corridor and offers culturally contextualized education focusing on Indigenous educational practices; however, its services are open to anyone.
AIOIC offers a clear pathway toward obtaining a sustainable career through its Takoda programs. Through Takoda Prep, Takoda GED, Takoda Institute, and its employment services, Takoda Group, an individual can walk through our doors needing a GED and within a year be prepared to enter the workforce with an industry-recognized certification.
Furthermore, the training provided by AIOIC is ever-evolving with Minnesota’s employment demands, meaning any one person who completes training at Takoda Institute has the opportunity to double their original income. In 2016, participants had an average yearly income of $15,000. Upon job placement, the average yearly income increased to over $36,000.
The staff and students at AIOIC and Takoda work tirelessly every single day to make a better future for themselves and for their American Indian community, but we can’t do it alone. A donation of as little as $50 will supply a student with emergency care supplies, and a donation of $1,000 will fund a hands-on work experience for a Takoda student new in their career field. Whatever amount, know that we are grateful for your support of AIOIC and its American Indian community.