*INDIAN TACO FUNDRAISER will be held the last 3-4 Tuesday's of the month (11:30am-1:30pm)
-Contact Person: Lucinda Mesteth at 402-580-1535

*Every 3rd Wednesday, every other month Indian Center Inc. Board of Director's Meeting is held at 6pm 
 -Contact Person: Clyde Tyndall 402-438-5231, 102

*AA Meetings are held Monday-Friday from 5pm-6pm (Group name Happy Hour)

*Low Income Bus Passes are $8.00
-Contact Person: Jacinda Welsch 402-438-5231, 105


*Every 1st Tuesday of the month Legal Aid Attorneys come to the Indian Center from 1pm-3pm. Office hours are subject to change
-Contact Person: Jacinda Welsch 402-438-5231, 105

*Food Net Program is every Thursday 10:00am
-Contact Person: Lucinda Mesteth at 402-580-1535

*Food Boxes are assembled every Monday/Wednesday/Friday
 -Contact Person: Lucinda Mesteth at 402-580-1535

*Senior Lunch Program is held M-F from 11:30am-12:30pm
-Contact Person: Lucinda Mesteth at 402-580-1535

*Tutoring is session for those who need assistance with Math, History, Science, English, & Writing, and all tutors are required to continously check each students grades and access the pinnacle for missing assignments as they assist the students.  The Youth Program currently serves ages 10-18, and all parents will be contacted and encouraged to assist with all matters that may develop.  Transportation is available to the first 12 students, which parents are encouraged to transport if the bus is full. 
-Contact Person: Rose Springer at 402-438-5231 Ext 104

 

Nebraska Native American Workforce Investment Act Program

Indian Center, Inc. has administered an employment and training program funded by the US Department of Labor since 1980. The Native American Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA) has grown into a statewide service delivery area that operates in 89 of 93 counties in Nebraska. The excluded counties of Thurston, Richardson, Burt, and Knox are under tribal jurisdictions.

The purpose of WIA is to assist and prepare unemployed and underemployed Native Americans for the competitive job market, in consistence with the overall Indian Center mission to promote self-sufficiency. The WIA Section 166 program is to support employment and training activities for Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals in order to: 1) develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; 2) make such individuals more competitive in the workforce; 3) promote the economic and social development of Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. The WIA program aims at supporting comprehensive employment assistance, guidance, and culturally-appropriate support to Native Americans in the state of Nebraska.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Must be over the age of 18

2. Must live within the state of Nebraska and not in the following counties: Thurston, Richardson, Burt and Knox.

3. Must be unemployed or under employed (working less than 40 hours/wk)

4. Must meet low income guidelines

5. Must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian

6. Must be enrolled in the selective service if you are male and between the ages of 18-25

Required Documentation:

1. Proof of Age (must be over the age of 18)WIA Computer lab

2. Proof of Residence (must reside within the state of Nebraska; excluding Thurston, Burt, and Knox counties)


3. Proof of Tribal Affiliation (must be an enrolled member of a federally/state recognized tribe)

4. Proof of income (applicants must meet low income guidelines)

5. Proof of Selective Service (males only, 18-25 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service)


Assessments:

Each client is given an initial assessment to effectively assist them with their employment and training goals. The career assessments utilized are CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems), and COPS (Career Occupational Preference System).


Services:

GED Support;

                                                                                 
         
             

Career Development and Advising;

Academic Counseling;

Job Coaching;

Resume Development;

Employment Application preparation;

Character references;

Employment referrals;

Computer lab;

Required job clothing assistance;

Transportation (bus passes);

Work experience (funds permitting);

Case management;

Occupational training assistance;

WIA e-newsletter updates; and etc.

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WIA Staff:

  Jessica James-Grant, M.A.
  Workforce Investment Act Program Director
  1100 Military Road, Lincoln, NE 68508
  Phone: 402-802-1036
  Fax: 402-438-5236
  Email: jjames@icindn.org
  Cuba Dabney
  WIA Omaha Site Manager
  5752 Ames Avenue, Omaha, NE 68104
  Phone: 402-932-3351
  Phone: 402-934-2812
  Fax: 402-934-2153
  Email: cdabney@icindn.org
 
  Juanita "Jina" Red Nest
  WIA Scottsbluff Site Manager & Youth Suicide      
  Preventation Outreach Worker
  1603 2nd Ave., Scottsbluff, NE 69361
  Phone: 308-632-5100
  Email: jrednest@icindn.org
 

 

***Download and print the WIA Application/Intake Form: (all required forms are included the intake packet)***

WIA INTAKE APPLICATION PACKET (PDF VERSION)

WIA PROGRAM BROCHURE
WIA SUPPORTIVE SERVICE CONTROL FORM
WIA CLASSROOM CONTROL FORM

Please return all information to an area office near you. 

Indian Center Inc.
Phone: 1-402-438-5231
Fax: 1-402-438-5236
1100 Military Road, Lincoln, NE 68508