Category Archives: Education
Thanks to a special group of generous PWNA benefactors, every gift to honor and help Native Americans by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. This means that your donation will make twice the difference if you act this year.
Bridging the digital divide in Indian Country means addressing not only the lack of cable infrastructure, hardware and internet access that has been documented, but also extending the digital skills for career readiness. For centuries, Native communities have fallen further behind in opportunities for economic development and livelihoods. Even before COVID, our communities were being […]
Only some charities are approved to participate in the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign).
The Backpack Drive is running through Sept. 30… hope is to equip more than 15,000 Native American students with backpacks and essentials as they head back to school this year.
Many people see a college education as the path to achieving the ‘American dream’ – unfortunately, having the motivation and the academic intelligence to attend college is often not enough.
This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.
His Veteran’s benefits exhausted, this Native American veteran turned to the American Indian Education Fund for help funding graduate school. He shares, “Most tribes have very little funding to assist their tribal members… AIEF has helped me a great deal. We need more support, resources and scholarships like AIEF for the Native youth.”
PWNA launched the 4 Directions capacity building service to provide ongoing support to emerging tribal leaders, enhancing personal and professional development and their ability to have a greater impact on the lives of those around them.
For every scholarship we are able to award through AIEF (American Indian Education Fund), a program of Partnership With Native Americans, there is another qualified student waiting for funding who wants and deserves to attend college.
Although attending college is a goal for many high school students, for many Native American youth, attending college is something of a distant dream out of reach. Only 13 percent of Native Americans 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28 percent of other ethnic groups. Today, many Native youth express a desire […]