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About Cultural Connections

  • The purpose and expected outcomes for the project.
    • Goal 1: Develop a service plan of culturally relevant student opportunities, supports, and educational choice through the implementation of a Native American parent advisory.
    • Goal 2: Improve cultural awareness and culturally appropriate supports for Native American students in project districts.
    • Goal 3: Improve access to culturally relevant and appropriate teaching, learning, and reading materials in all project districts.
    • Goal 4: Decrease double digit deficits in reading and math between Native American students and their same-grade peers to reflect the district average by the end of the five years.
    • Goal 5: Develop a sustainable program that serves the needs of our NA students

 

  • How Estimated number of students to be served. - 200 students will be served each year

 

  • Service area, including participating schools or school districts:
    • Northeast Nebraska to include the districts of: Bancroft-Rosalie, Emerson-Hubbard, Homer, Lyons-Decatur, Oakland-Craig, and Pender.

 

  • Whether the applicant proposed a planning period
    • Yes; Year 1 will be considered a “planning period”.

 

  • Any competitive preference priorities for which the applicant is eligible
    • Competitive Preference Priority Two Tribal Partnership: ESU 2, is submitting the grant with formal MOU partnerships with the Winnebago and Omaha Tribes of Nebraska, Nebraska Indian Community College
    • Competitive Preference Priority Three: All six districts involved in the project are Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program districts.

 

  • Major partners in the project:
    • Partner Organization: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: WT will help to support the service delivery of all partnering agencies. The main components of the partnership will be WT general support with communicating the program activities to the Tribal members, encourage members to participate in parent advisory groups, provide students with Native cultural activities, support and coordinate with the school/family liaisons, and provide a member to the UNITE advisory group.
    • Partner Organization: Omaha Tribe of Nebraska: OTN will help to support the service delivery of all partnering agencies. The main components of the partnership will be OTN general support with communicating the program activities to the Tribal members, encourage members to participate in parent advisory groups, provide students with Native cultural activities, support and coordinate with the school/family liaison and career counselor, and provide a member to the UNITE advisory grou
    • Partner Organization: Nebraska Indian Community College: NICC will help to support and deliver dual-credit college courses to students based on parent choice and direction. They will also work with the project partners to support on-going Native language course development/offerings as a world language offering. They will also support the school/family liaisons in their work to develop school-community programs/activities. NICC will also provide a representative to the UNITE advisory council.

About Cultural Connections

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