Education

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc

2021-06-21T17:24:59-07:00

CIMC (California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that supports and assists American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians living in California. CIMC accomplishes this by offering vocational assessment and training, employment referrals and other activities that benefit the social welfare, educational and economic advancement of its member tribes, groups, organizations and the American Indian community as a whole.

 

Inyo County Adult Education Program

2021-06-21T16:44:32-07:00

All programs are FREE to Inyo County residents over 18 years of age.

The Inyo County Adult Education Program is now enrolling students for our GED & High School Diploma Program, English as a Second/Other Language Program, and pre-GED & Adult Basic Skills Programs.

Complete the intake form here.

Cerro Coso Community College

2021-06-21T13:41:20-07:00

The Eastern Sierra College Center (ESCC) is an instructional site of Cerro Coso Community College serving areas of California including Bishop, Big Pine, Lone Pine, Independence, Death Valley and surroundings located in Inyo and Mono Counties.

The stately Bishop Campus is a full service campus offering the opportunity to advance education by taking classes for transfer, fulfillment of career, technical education or simply for personal fulfillment. A wide range of classes are offered on campus, televised through interactive television or online in lengths ranging from a semester to a few weeks. Individuals are encouraged to explore the broad spectrum of offerings.

Apply to Cerro Coso.

Wellness Centers

2021-06-15T11:18:25-07:00

Our Wellness Centers are rooted in the Strengths Model, which is an evidence-based practice that utilizes each person’s unique talents, skills, knowledge, interests, and other resources to help them move beyond the formal mental health system and achieve meaningful life goals. We recognize that mental health providers have a tremendous impact on the people we serve and that every interaction provides the opportunity to either build up or tear down a person’s hope and belief in their ability to achieve their dreams. Our goal is to provide services in a manner that lifts people up and communicates a belief that life beyond the mental health system is possible.

What We Do

Our Wellness Centers offer a range of individual and group services, such as case management, peer support, training workshops, and activity groups, which help people identify and achieve goals related to various life domains:

  • Housing, food, and other basic needs
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Finance and insurance
  • Legal and immigration
  • Supportive relationships
  • Health and wellness
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Spirituality and culture

Summer drop-in hours
(May 1st through October 31st)

Mon-Fri: 8am to 10am
Tues-Fri: 3pm to 5pm

Winter drop-in hours
(November 1st through April 30th)

Mon-Fri: 7am to 10am
Tues-Fri: 2pm to 4pm

Lone Pine Wellness Center

310 North Jackson Street
760-876-4574

Drop-in hours (year-round)
Tues and Thurs: 10am to 1pm

Kern Indian Education Center

2021-06-14T09:02:57-07:00

OVCDC Kern Indian Education Center is a service provider and advocate for Native youth, parents, and families. Staff is dedicated to addressing and serving the  cultural, educational and prevention related needs of American Indian and Alaska Native families. Our focus is on wellness and academic & cultural enrichment through youth, family and community services, activities, and events.

Tutorial Component

  • Group Tutoring & Homework Assistance
  • September to May /  M-Th /  2:30 – 5:00pm

Higher Education

  • FAFSA Assistance
  • College Application and Enrollment Assistance, Scholarship/Financial Aid Assistance
  • California High School Exit Exam workshops

Family & Student Advocacy

  • Learning Disabilities referrals and school meetings,
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP),
  • Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)hearings,
  • varying Student & Family Advocacy issues & needs

Community Services & Resources

  • varying Community Resource Assistance i.e. referrals to Kern County agencies/resources
  • Community Library
  • Computer Lab

Student & Family Services

  • Educational & Cultural Field Trips
  • Community Gatherings focusing on Wellness, Culture & Education
  • Native Youth Group 2nd – 12th grade students only

Eligibility
Any Native American student/ family within Kern County is eligible to receive KIEC services.
Program Intake & Enrollment forms completed in office only.
OVCDC Prevention Application completion required.

OVCDC Career Education

2021-06-14T08:55:24-07:00

The OVCDC Career Education Program (CEP) provides career development and training to Native Americans residing in Inyo and Mono Counties through the use of screening, preparation, training/education, and job placement services. Tuition and the loan of textbooks are provided to qualified students attending Cerro Coso Community College.

Other Services Available:

  • Career Assessment
  • Assistance with Career &
    Educational Plans
  • Job Search & Referrals
  • Assistance with Résumé Writing
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Assistance with  application Process
  • Supportive Services for Qualifying Individuals include Tuition/Books/Student Supplies & Fees
  • Use of computers

Qualification for our program is limited to adult students who:

  1. live in Inyo or Mono County, and
  2. have a high school diploma, or have passed the GED or CHSPE, and
  3. can provide proof of Native American tribal membership, or
  4. live in a Native American household
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