The CIMC Movement: Creating Positive Change for Native Communities
The California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. was formally created in 1978 under state law as a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of working for the social welfare, educational and economic advancement of its member tribes, groups, organizations and Indians and other Native Americans living in its service area.
The Membership of the Consortium includes federally recognized American Indian tribes, reservations, rancherias, bands, colonies, terminated rancherias, American Indian groups, entities, and organizations (public or private non-profit) satisfying the requirements set forth in the By-Laws of the California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. and as agreed to in the Consortium Agreement formally approved by the membership.
The primary purpose of the Consortium is to offer training, employment, and other activities designed to meet the employment and training needs of the client population. The principal funding source is the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Other purposes of the Consortium are:
• to promote community self-help programs and provide direct services to assist the eligible American Indian population to become economically self-sufficient and to alleviate poverty in the rural, reservation, and urban areas through Community Services Block Grant funding.
- • to provide professional economic development services to assist American Indian tribes and organizations in developing funding strategies and public-private partnerships that will lead to greater economic vitality.
- • to promote and provide programs and activities designed to improve the educational attainment levels of Native American youth and adults.
CIMC staff received Chief's Award from the US DOL- Division of Indian and Native American Programs
CIMC Executive Director, Lorenda T. Sanchez and CIMC MIS Specialist, Jennifer Whitmore, were each recognized for contributions and dedication to the Indian and Native American (INA) communities by the U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Indian and Native American Programs.
They were honored at the 37th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training event held in Reno, Nevada, August 21-25, 2016. The Chief's Award is the Division's top award for INA grantees.
- Posted August 31, 2016
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California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.
CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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