Southern California Indian Center, Inc. (SCIC) is a non-profit 501 c (3) Community Based Organization serving the American Indian community of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties for 47 years. SCIC’s programs are:
WorkForce Development-Employment & Training Program (WOIA) – The WIA program is funded by the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Development Act Section 166 for Indian & Native Americans. SCIC’s primary goal is to assist individuals gain and retain employment. The WIA program provides employment assistance and/or vocational training on an individual basis for American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian people who are unemployed, underemployed or economically disadvantaged.
InterTribal Entertainment- Multi-Media Training (ITE) – ITE is a workforce development initiative designed to provide opportunities to American Indians pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. ITE’s programs create a professional environment for American Indian Filmmakers, writers, actors, and recording artists to collaborate with industry mentors in the production of meaningful and marketable film, televise and multimedia projects which contribute to a greater understanding of the American Indian experience.
Education Component (EC) – SCIC’s Education Component is funded by the Johnson O’Malley Program. It is dedicated to improving the academic achievement, self-esteem and cultural pride of American Indian students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The EC works in cooperation with public and private schools, colleges, and community agencies to provide Tutorial Services, Cultural/Traditional Arts Education, Enrichment Trips, Activities, and Career/Higher Education Guidance.
American Indian Families Partnership (AIFP) – A First 5 LA, Partnership for Families Program, AIFP assists families with children 0-5 years living within Los Angeles County. Through a collaboration of American Indian agencies and community members, families receive a variety of services to promote a healthy, safe and nurturing environment in which children can grow and flourish. AIFP provides families with new babies or expecting a baby Phases & Stages workshops of Cradleboard making, Umbilical Cord pouches, and Moccasin making for traditional parenting techniques. AIFP also offers Motherhood & Fatherhood is sacred program to parents and caregivers.
Sherman Indian High School Transition to College Project (STCP) – STCP is funded by the US Department of Education’s Demonstration Grants for American Indians. STCP’s goals are to prepare and support students in the transition of high school to college. This project provides students at Sherman Indian High School with tutoring, counseling, curriculum services, and a Spanish Class.
Supportive Services (CSBG) – This Program is designed to provide Supportive Services when required to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians living at or below the Federal poverty level residing in Orange and Riverside counties. These programs are funded by the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) through a Community Service Block Grant (CSBG).
ElderCare Project – Our focus is to provide a warm and friendly gathering place for the older adult, to make friends, share culture, enjoy a hot meal, and attend cultural events.
Volunteer Program – SCIC has a cadre of volunteers from public, private, educational, and social community affiliations, who bring diverse expertise to the program. Volunteers are welcomed throughout the year to assist our programs.
Annual Pow Wow – The oldest pow wow in the Southern California area, SCIC’s Annual Pow Wow brings together the community through song, dance and fellowship. The Annual Pow Wow also serves as a valuable resource and informational event, providing an opportunity for the community and public to benefit from.