October 25: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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October 25: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

October 25, 2021


Photo of the Week: Check out NAFOA Conferences over the years in photos in our new Flickr account!

1. FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH NAFOA'S CAREER BASICS
Career Basics has been extended until January 2022!
Participants who successfully complete Career Basics are eligible to apply for the 2022 NAFOA Leadership Summit taking place April 3, 2022 in Seattle Washington.

Career Basics is a free online program specifically designed for Native youth and young professionals ages 18-26 years old. The self-paced program will teach you invaluable career readiness and financial literacy skills to prepare you for the workforce. Learn how how to write a cover letter, how to budget your finances, how to do an elevator pitch, and more with our free online program.

Know a Native youth or young professional who would benefit from the program? Send us their name and contact information at education@nafoa.org, and we will extend a personal invitation.

Register for Career Basics

2.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) is proud to announce the creation of the Indigenous Leadership Academy with support from Arizona Public Service. The goal of the Academy is to work with emerging Indigenous leaders from throughout Arizona by expanding their knowledge, skills, and networks to address long-term issues faced by Indigenous governments, communities, associations, and corporations, located within the state of Arizona. The Indigenous Leadership Academy application for the inaugural cohort is now open. The total cost of the program will be $1250, if you apply you will be automatically considered for a scholarship up to $1000 to offset the cost. The Program will run from January 2022 through March 2022. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2021. Attendance is mandatory in this hybrid model. The first and last meeting will be in person and all Arizona State University safety protocols will be followed. The inaugural cohort is for Arizona residents only, however, we are hoping to have it open outside of Arizona in future cohorts.

3. WEBINARS: ECONOMIC INCLUSION FOR NATIVE AMERICANS: ACCESS TO SAFE AND AFFORDABLE BANK ACCOUNTS

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is hosting a webinar to highlight the need for access to safe and affordable bank accounts in Native American communities. Presenters from the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) and two financial institutions that serve Native American communities will discuss why bank account access is critical for Native Americans, detail ONAC’s national effort to bring Native Americans into the financial mainstream, and offer strategies for reaching unbanked Native American households.

Register to join on  Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT.

4.
FOR STUDENTS: EMPOWERING SCHOLARS INITIATIVE: AIGC ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Recognizing the limited access that American Indians and Alaskan Native students have regarding access to graduate entrance exams and the cost of affording such exam, the average cost of the following tests:
  • GRE:   $205.00
  • GMAT: $250.00
  • MCAT: $320.00
  • LSAT:  $200.00
  • PCAT:  $210.00

Seeing this need as a barrier to Native students’ access to graduate education, American Indian Graduate Center created the AIGC Access Scholarship that will provide a one-time award to cover students’ graduate test fees. Apply now.

5.
JOBS: NAFOA IS SEEKING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR GRANT EVALUATION SERVICES - GRANT EVALUATORNAFOA is seeking proposals from qualified candidates for Grant Evaluator in accordance with the Scope of Work specified in this Request for Proposal (RFP). The external grant evaluator candidate will possess the skills, expertise, experience, and resources to assist NAFOA in designing and implementing an evaluation plan for a corporate foundation grant. The award total is $150,000.00 for a three-year grant period that ends on Oct. 31, 2024. For more information, see the full RFP and visit www.nafoa.org/jobs.