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In an effort to improve the high school graduation rate and increase college application and retention rates of high risk American Indian students in Chicago, Truman College (TC) maintains a number of cooperative programs with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Native American Educational Services (NAES) College, the Chicago Public Schools, and community based organizations. The Institute for Native American Development (INAD) at TC offers assessment and placement activities for the college's 65 programs and provides students with individual counseling, goal setting, career exploration, financial aid, tutorial, and cultural group support services. NAES College is the only private American Indian four-year college located in an urban area, and many of its students are INAD program transfers wanting to concentrate their studies in community development or other areas. Similarly, the Native American Support Program at UIC enrolled one INAD employee, one INAD graduate, and a Truman Middle College teacher in Master's programs in fall 1993, and established a summer math and science camp for American Indian youth with INAD. In addition, over the past three years, INAD has worked closely with the American Indian Center to provide a wide variety of educational and social activities for young American Indians in Chicago. The Center's courses, funded by INAD through a state drop-out prevention program, provides opportunities to attend dances, pow-wows, films, sporting events, and field trips. (MAB)

Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, High Risk Students, Institutional Cooperation, School Holding Power, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges











Author: Appelson, Wallace B.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9068&id=ED373808







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