NLC 10th Annual Celebration: A Decade in the Making

2011

With the success in 2010, the NLC expanded the educational offering to include the November 2010 Winter Symposium with 57 attendees from 21 tribes; the March 2011 Spring Symposium with 55 attendees from 12 tribes; the June 2011 3rd Annual Summer Conference with 41 attendees from 14 tribes; the August 2011 Grant Researching and Proposal Writing Workshop with 33 attendees from 18 tribes; the September 2011 Procurement Training with 19 attendees from 3 tribes; and the September 2011 Fall Symposium with 26 attendees.

 

Also the NLC implemented online interactive webinar training opportunities via web-based courses. Learners had access to distance learning anywhere they had an Internet connection. The 10 webinar trainings for 2011 included such as A to Z of Grant Writing, Basics of Grant Reporting, Fundamentals of Financial Wellness, Grant Reporting and Grant Management, Starting a Tribal Nonprofit and many more. The NLC staff also attended the Greener Homes National Summit on September 2011 and disseminated technical information. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recognized the Native Learning Center during its Greener Homes National Summit for outstanding contributions in sustainability.

 

To learn more about the Native Learning Center, please visit our website at www.nativelearningcenter.com.

2010

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recognized the Native Learning Center during its Greener Homes National Summit for outstanding contributions in sustainability. The NLC hosted its 2nd Annual Summer Conference in June in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The NLC in August started its Lunch and Learn Series that featured the Get Grants!, Common Errors in English Usage and LEED Projects in Native America webinars. In addition, the NLC staff presented a session on Grants Education and disseminated technical information at the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Conference in Minneapolis, MN on May 25-26, 2010. The NLC staff attended and technical information was disseminated at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Conference on June 8-10, 2010, as well as the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention on October 6-9, 2010, Greener Homes National Summit in Reno, NV on September 7-10, 2010, and the United South & Eastern Tribes (USET) Conference on September 11-14, 2010.

To learn more about the Native Learning Center, please visit our website at www.nativelearningcenter.com.

2009

The Native Learning Center (NLC) worked primarily in the year 2009 on the renovation and design of its facility located at 6363 Taft Street in Hollywood, Florida. This location would house several classrooms and an administrative office.  The NLC conducted its 1st Annual Summer Conference in June with courses focused on Sustainable Design, Financial Wellness, and Grants Education.  These courses were developed and designed to address the issues received through feedback of needs assessment surveys sent out to Native communities.

To learn more about the Native Learning Center, please visit our website at www.nativelearningcenter.com.

2008

The Native Learning Center (NLC) was established in January of 2008, as a program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Housing Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), and various Native American trainers throughout Indian Country. As a Model Activities [The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) – 202(6)] Program the Native Learning Center developed areas of concentration to complement current national Indian organizations that support EWONAP’s mission of promoting the development of Indian Housing and housing related activities. 

The NLC primed the field by conducting initial needs assessment surveys throughout Native communities, and invited Tribes and Tribal Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) to convey needs that they faced in their homes.