BISMARCK, N.D. (September 02, 2016) – The Native American Development Center (NADC) is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to serve Native Americans in the Bismarck Metro Area. These funds will support the “Reaching Economic Opportunities Project”. This project will address critical needs for Native Americans with mentoring services to recently and/or formerly incarcerated men and women who are transitioning in our area. This is in partnership, as a formal memorandum of agreement (MOU) with the ND Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation (NDDOCR) and all its facilities and the Burleigh County Detention Center. To advance Native Americans, this project will provide financial coaching services to NDDOCR participants and college students of United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) and homebuyer workshops to the Native American community at-large throughout North Dakota.

 

The goal is to assist (recently or previously) incarcerated adults is to reduce the rate of recidivism in North Dakota and to improve the lives of all adults and their families living in the metro area. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Native American individuals and families by providing supportive services and resources designed to preserve culture and promote economic security. Watch for an announcement about our upcoming adult support groups to be kicked off latter part of September or early October.

 

This grant will launch in two weeks. Watch for our upcoming “Free Homebuyer Education Workshop” being held on October 21, 2016, Friday at 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at UTTC Cafeteria Conference Room. The NADC will be hosting an educational booth at the UTTC Pow-wow during the September 9-11, 2016 weekend!

 

The Otto Bremer Foundation awards quarterly grants through a competitive application and review process.

 

 

About your organization

The Native American Development Center (NADC) is a 501(c)(3) Native nonprofit corporation located in Bismarck, North Dakota. NADC was founded on September 10, 2012 to provide social-economic and cultural education and support services to Native Americans living in the Bismarck Metro Area which has the largest diverse tribal Native population in an urban city within North Dakota. We work towards helping people and families obtain social, emotional, spiritual and economic security. We integrate our tribally diverse values to best meet the cultural needs of Native Americans.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.ndnativecenter.org or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nativeamericandevelopmentcenter, or is available by contacting Lorraine Davis at (701) 595-5181 or info@ndnativecenter.org