CIMC NEWS:

CIMC CCDBG Program is supplying Technology Equipment to Participating Tribal Children (May 12, 2020)

In Memory of Eric K. Cooper (April 30, 2020)

CIMC Executive Director to receive Honorary Doctorate Degree (March 17, 2020)

CIMC Vice Chair re-appointed to Secretary of Labor's Advisory Council (February 10, 2020)

CIMC 7th Generation Coders Project launched Youth Council Recruitment Phase (January 23, 2020)

CIMC hosted 41st Annual Membership Meeting (11/4/2019)

CIMC awarded ANA grant for 7th Generation Coders Project (10/01/2019)

CIMC Board of Directors Member named to 2020 Census California Complete Count Committee (6/10/2019)

CIMC Delegate and Former Participant received Prestigious Award at National Native Employment Conference (4/26/19)

CIMC Staff recognized for Years of Service at National Native Employment Conference (4/26/19)

CIMC Executive Director participated in California Complete Count for Census 2020 Call to Action (4/3/2019)

CIMC selected to Partner with California State Census 2020 Office (3/26/2019)

CIMC Executive Director addressed Regional Native Employment and Training Event (2/25/2019)

CIMC Elders Program hosted Caregiver Training in Pala (2/25/2018)

CIMC Executive Director served as Panelist for Census 2020 California Complete Count Tribal Webinar (1/23/2019)

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CIMC CCDBG Program is supplying Technology Equipment to Participating Tribal Children

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the CIMC Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG) recently began distributing electronic tablets and Chromebooks CCDBG participating tribes for distribution to their school-aged children. With the schools now offering distance learning through online services, this is a perfect opportunity for the children to have the required tools to help them continue their learning. The CIMC CCDBG Program also plans to distribute appropriate level tablets for children who are 0 to 4 years old. The CCDBG Program staff understand that talking, reading, and singing to babies early has a positive impact on brain development and when parents can incorporate technology effectively and responsibly, children who have early access will benefit tremendously in reading, speech, etc.

- Posted May 12, 2020

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In Memory of Eric K. Cooper

It is with deepest sorrow that CIMC announces the sudden and untimely passing of Mr. Eric Kyle Cooper on April 9, 2020. Eric recently completed 32 years of employment with CIMC and most recently served as the Field Operations Supervisor for the CIMC Workforce Development Program. Mr. Cooper, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be remembered for his valued contributions to CIMC starting in Ukiah and then in Sacramento and Chicago. His commitment to creating positive change for Native communities has had a great impact on the lives of the people CIMC serves. CIMC send sincere condolences to his family.

- Posted April 30, 2020

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CIMC Executive Director to receive Honorary Doctorate Degree

CIMC proudly announces that Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez is one of the two 2020 recipients of an honorary Doctorate degree from the California State University, Sacramento. Her honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree will be conferred during Sacramento State’s College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies commencement ceremony in May 2020. The California State University awards honorary degrees to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in areas that benefit humanity, CSU campuses, the state, nation and/or world.

Ms. Sanchez is being recognized and honored for her exemplary contributions during her 45+ years of service to Indian and Native American communities.

- posted March 16, 2020

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CIMC Vice Chair reappointed to Secretary of Labor's Advisory Council

The US Secretary of Labor recently re-appointed CIMC Board of Directors Vice Chair Gary Rickard to the Department of Labor’s Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC). Along with 16 other council members, he will advise the operations and administration of Native American employment and training programs autorized under Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Mr. Rickard also serves as the Vice Chair of the Wintu Tribe of Northern California and has previoulsy served as the NAETC Chair. He has worked in the field of employment and training services for more than 35 years. Mr. Rickard has experience at the tribal, county, state and federal levels with a wide variety of employment and training programs. He has developed many innovative practices in assisting and preparing individuals, especially the "hard to serve" for entry into employment.

Information on NAETC is available at www.doleta.gov/dinap/.

- posted February 10, 2020

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CIMC 7th Generation Coders Project launched Youth Council Recruitment Phase

The 7th Generation Coders Project is recruiting Youth Council members. Through participation in this Youth Council, members will have the opportunity to increase leadership skills and become a mentor. Youth must be 16-24 years of age who live in the CIMC service area. Youth Council members will develop and maintain by-laws and policies, create a youth handbook, identify concerns, and relay information to community members, and will be part of the selection process for 7th Generation Coders Boot Camp applicants.

Contact gabriellem@cimcinc.com for additional information. Applications are due March 6, 2020.

Download: Youth Council Application

Recruitment for Coding Boot Camp will start October 2020.

- posted January 23, 2020

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CIMC hosted 41st Annual Membership Meeting

CIMC hosted the 41st Annual Membership Meeting at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on November 1-2, 2019. This meeting provided an opportunity for CIMC members and other attendees to receive important information for Native communities and celebrate the accomplishments of CIMC during the previous program year.

The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Norm DeWeaver. A presentation of the Native American Veterans Documentary "Forward, Together" was presented by Mr. Joseph Podlasek from the Trickster Art Gallery (CIMC Member). Executive Director Ms. Lorenda T. Sanchez presented the Statement of Urgency on Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs and Call to Action.

A special Census 2020 informational session featured speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the California Complete Count Census 2020 Office, NUNA Consulting Group, California Native Vote Project, CIMC California Complete Count Census 2020 Project, California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, Northern California Indian Development Council, Owens Valley Career Development Center, Southern California American Indian Resource Center, and United Indian Nations. #NativePeopleCount

- posted November 4, 2019

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CIMC awarded ANA Grant for 7th Generation Coders Project

CIMC has been awarded a discretionary grant for the “7th Generation Coders” Project from the USDHHS/ACF/Administration for Native Americans for a three-year period, beginning September 30, 2019. The focus of this project is to assist youth in developing strong computer science skills and overcoming employment barriers. The project goal is to increase the coding skills of Native American youth (ages 16-24 years) in CIMC’s service area to provide these youth a career path in computer science and technology.

- posted October 1, 2019

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CIMC Board of Directors Member named to 2020 Census California Complete Count Committee

The Honorable Robert Smith, Treasurer of the CIMC Board of Directors, has been appointed to the California Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Dicennial Census by Governor Gavin Newsom. He has been the Tribal Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians since 1990 and the Vice-Chairman from 1987 to 1989. Chairman Smith is a member of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, the California Tribal Business Alliance and the California Tribal Families Coalition. He has been a member of the CIMC Board of Directors since 1994.

The California Complete Count Committee (CCCC) is an advisory panel of community leaders who represent diverse populations from across the state. The main purpose of the California Complete Count Committee is to assist in the development of a state Census strategy for a complete and accurate count of California’s population. The members work to recommend strategies to increase the count in their respective communities.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.

- posted June 10, 2019

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CIMC Delegate and Former Participant received Prestigious Award at National Native Employment Conference

CIMC had the opportunity to participate in honoring Joseph Podlask as the recipient of the 2019 Alice BigPond Roach Memorial Award, given in recognition for outstanding community service, at the 40th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training event held at the Choctaw Conference Center in Durant, Oklahoma, April 14-19, 2019. Mr. Podlasek, a member of the La Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe, is the CEO of the Trickster Gallery, a CIMC Member organization. He was accompanied by Susan Stanley and Mark LaRoque from the CIMC Chicago Based Operations. Ms. Stanley nominated him as a former CIMC participant for this prestigious award in recognition of his numerous achievements for the American Indian commuinity in Chicago, throughout the state of Illinois, and across the United States. CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez and CIMC Chair Benjamin Charley, Jr., along with a number of other CIMC staff, were in attendance for this special recognition.

- posted April 26, 2019

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CIMC Staff recognized for Years of Service at National Native Employment Conference

Staff and board/council members from Indian and Native American Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Public Law 102-477 grantees from thoughout the United States were recognized for 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service to Indian and Native American communities at the 40th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training event held at the Choctaw Conference Center in Durant, Oklahoma, April 14-19, 2019.

Included in the 38 individuals who were honored were seven CIMC staff members. Three of these individuals were present at the event: Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez was recognized for 40 years, Executive Assistant Teresa Marie Willson was recogized for 25 years, and Redding Field Office Workforce Development Coordinator II Deanna Quintana was recognized for 20 years.

Other CIMC staff recognized but not in attendance were Human Resource Manager Diana Alvarez and Payroll Accountant Cleo Foseide for 40 years, Field Office Supervisor Velma WhiteBear for 35 years, and Field Operations Supervisor Eric Cooper for 30 years.

- posted April 26, 2019

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CIMC Executive Director participated in California Complete Count for Census 2020 Call to Action

CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez joined with a group of California State leaders, key advocates and community members to highlight California's efforts to ensure a complete and accurate Census count one year out from Census Day 2020. Other speakers included are California Complete Count Director Ditas Katague, CA Lieutenant Govenor Eleni Kounalakis, Delores Huerta, Assemblymember Marc Berman, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senator Richard Pan, California Black Media Director Regina Wilson, Sacramento Area Congregations Together Executive Director Gabby Trejo, and Senator Tom Umberg.This kick-off event held on April 2, 2019 in the California Governor's Office in Sacramento was part of a week-long effort on April 1-7 known as the 2020 Census Call to Action. Link to full press briefing: https://www.facebook.com/AssemblyDems/videos/784551618597614

Link: Hear Lorenda share why a complete count is important for Native American and Alaska Native communities

- posted April 3, 2019

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CIMC selected to Partner with California State Census 2020 Office

The California State Census 2020 Office announced its selection of additional partners organizations to encourage participation of all Californians in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 decennial count. As one of the organizations targeting nine hard to count populations (including Native American and tribal communities), CIMC submitted a proposal and was selected to share in $4,000,000 that the State has allocated so far for demographic-specific outreach.

- posted April 26, 2019

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CIMC Executive Director addressed Regional Native Employment and Training Event

CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez had the opportunity to address the 2019 Western Regional WIOA/477 Training held February 18-21, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event was a gathering of workforce development professionals from Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grantees, Public Law 102-477 Training grantees, and representatives of federal partner agencies. CIMC staff and volunteers in attendance also included Elizabeth Fernandez, Carol Jennings, Jaynee Peters, and Teresa Marie Willson.

- posted February 25, 2019

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CIMC Elders Program hosted Caregiver Training in Pala

The CIMC Elders Program provided Caregiver Training to 30 students at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California on February 7-10, 2019. Caregivers learned the skills needed to be a respite care provider. CIMC Chairman Benjamin Charley, Jr., along with CIMC staff and volunteers Charmaine Mix, Sandra Gillming, Christina Arzate, and Jaynee Peters, were in attendance.

- posted February 25, 2018

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CIMC Executive Director served as Panelist for Census 2020 California Complete Count Tribal Webinar

CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez served as a panelist for the California Complete Count Webinar on Tribal Funding, Outreach, and Engagement for Census 2020 on January 8, 2019. Objectives of the Webinar were to communicate the importance and benefits of engaging in Census, provide information on Federal and State Census outreach strategies and timelines, and identify opportunities to partner with the State and Tribes to achieve a complete count of all California's communities in Census 2020. Ms. Sanchez, along with five other Native community representatives, provided a panel discussion on how the census impacts our communities. Resources: Why it is Important; Why We Ask; My Tribal Area; 2020Census Jobs

- posted January 23, 2019

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