Tag Archives: American Indian Education Fund
2018 Backpack Drive â€“ Providing School Supplies and Hope to Native Students
Today, 35 percent of Native American children live below the poverty line, making it almost impossible for their families to shoulder the financial investment of back-to-school season. As a parent, what would you do when facing a choice between food and pencils? Backpacks or shoes?
From Purple Heart to Masterâ€™s Degree: Journey of a Native American Veteran
His Veteranâ€™s benefits exhausted, this Native American veteran turned to the American Indian Education Fund for help funding graduate school. He shares, â€œMost tribes have very little funding to assist their tribal membersâ€¦ AIEF has helped me a great deal. We need more support, resources and scholarships like AIEF for the Native youth.â€
PWNA Annual Report Summary
PWNA’s support aims at immediate needs and long-term solutions, addressing nutrition, education, health and holiday support, emergency services and animal welfare. Read the full annual report and check out the back page to learn about our cover art.
Back to School
The 2017 Backpack Drive begins July 17, sponsored by PWNA and AIEF, and is an opportunity to support K-12 Native students and ensure a positive start to the new school year.
Graduation Rates & American Indian Education
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.
Education for Self-Determination and Quality of Life
The Navajo Nation is working to improve the quality of education by transferring operation of more than 30 schools from U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) control, to management by the Navajo Nation’s Department of Education.
International Literacy Day and the Literacy-Poverty Link
Some 40 million Americans are hindered by inadequate reading and literacy skills. PWNA is doing its part to encourage adult-child reading time and literacy development of youth in reservation communities.