Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Native American / Alaska Natives living in Arkansas.
The American Indian Center of Arkansas is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Urban Indian organization located in Little Rock, Arkansas, governed by a Native American / Alaska Native board of directors, providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and Native American / Alaska Native individuals living in Arkansas. The American Indian Center of Arkansas has operated continuously in the state since 1977.
WHO WE ARE
JOB TRAINING & JOB PLACEMENT
We offer job training and job placement services for Native American/Alaska Natives living in Arkansas by developing an employment and training program in collaboration with local businesses and industries. We work closely with local businesses and industries to ensure that the training provided aligns with current job market needs and that job placement opportunities are readily available for program participants. Our program provides the necessary skills and resources for individuals to secure sustainable employment.
OLDER AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
We provide job training and placement for individuals age 55 or older with limited financial resources, through an employment and training program specifically designed for older Americans. Our goal is to give older individuals the opportunity to secure gainful employment and improve their financial stability. Additionally, we assist employers by providing them with trained and motivated workers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the workforce. Our program is a win-win solution.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Our mental health services provides a culturally competent, holistic approach to wellness, which helps children, youth, and young adults with mental or substance use disorders, connect with the services and support they need to prevent suicide and develop a stronger more resilient Native American/ Alaska Native generation.
The Native American/Alaska Native community may face unique challenges when it comes to mental health, and our program is designed to address those specific needs.
Our education program offers a variety of academic, training and mental health services to enhance the lives of youth in Arkansas. We believe in providing choices and options that cater to the individual needs and goals of the students. Our program includes academic tutoring, mentoring, college and career readiness resources, and mental health services. We work closely with schools, families, and other community organizations to ensure that our program aligns with the needs and goals of the students and their families.
Are you a Native American/Alaska Native living in Arkansas and in need of support and resources?
Let us help you take the first step towards improving your quality of life. You may apply for services if you:
Are a member of a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native
Have permanent residency in Arkansas
Additional requirements may apply
NOTE : Enrollment priority is given to veterans.
WHO WE SERVE
“I relocated from McMinnville, Oregon to Little Rock, June 2021, after working in healthcare since 1994, I wanted a new path! SCSEP put me on one! I began learning various office skills and payroll as a participant. I was dual enrolled in WIOA also, and was able to earn a certificate for Microsoft Office Specialist. December 2021. I became Administrative Assistant at AICA! I have learned many new skills and am grateful for AICA. Not only have I gained from SCSEP and WIOA, my whole family has benefitted from ACE also!”