Partnership With Native Americans

A nonprofit organization

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$4,500 Goal

Education is one of the most important cornerstones of economic mobility and self-sufficiency. It is also a key to addressing the long-term challenges that Native American families and tribes are facing today. Yet so many barriers stand between Native students and success – some that we can remove by working together!

Did you know:

  • Up to 61% of Native children live in poverty or low-income households.
  • Only 17% of Native Americans hold a college degree, while 40% of Whites do.
  • Less than one-half of 1% of ALL charitable giving in the U.S. supports Native causes.

Native representation is so important now and for future generations. With systemic failures in the education system that miss the mark on Native inclusion, to treaties broken or underfunded by the U.S. government, about half of Native American students are not finishing high school. What's more, only about 20% of Native Americans who start college complete their first year because of culture shock, bias, and financial strain. 

You can help us lighten the load for these students. Every gift made to our North Texas Giving Day campaign today will benefit a Native college student in North Texas!

Our K-12 and college services increase access and retention so more Native students have the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. For college scholars, we stay connected year-round, providing fall welcome packs, spring care packs, laptops, mentoring by Native professionals, and holiday care packages to help ensure their success.(1)

These students tell us we are the only scholarship provider to not just write a check and leave. We know that, with higher education, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and your community.

With you, we can positively impact the lives of Native students from North Texas, support their education, and help them achieve their dreams. Please help us reach our modest goal of $4,500 this year by making your most generous gift before midnight on September 22nd!

(1) Materials such as laptops vary depending on freshman student needs. 

Mission

Mission: Serving Immediate Needs – Supporting Long Term Solutions

Vision: Strong, Self-Sufficient Native American Communities

Needs

The purpose of our education service is to increase access and retention so that more Native students have the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed, from pre-kindergarten through college and career. By harnessing the power of education, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and in your community.

With you, we can positively impact the lives of Native students from North Texas, support their education, and help them achieve their dreams. Please help us reach our modest goal of $4,500 this year by making your most generous gift before midnight on September 21st!

Equity Statement

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for those living on remote and impoverished reservations. We are a Native-led, Native-serving nonprofit that aids Tribal communities faced with limited resources. Collaborating with our Tribal partners, we provide immediate relief and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.

For over 30 years, we’ve worked alongside Tribal community partners to improve social equity and quality of life for Native Americans – the most underserved group in the United States. For funding to be fair and relevant, non-Native organizations need to be more NativeAware®. Take education, for example. It's a cornerstone of economic mobility – but can only be achieved through racial and social equity, especially given U.S. history with Native Americans and oppressive policies that continue today.

That's why we support Native scholars locally and across the country. It takes social justice, corporate social responsibility, and a sustained effort to counterbalance the concentrated poverty that Native people face. PWNA opens the door to college, and raises its voice for accurate Native history, racial and social equity, and realities on the reservations to ensure more people become #NativeAware.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Partnership With Native Americans

Tax id (EIN)

47-3730147

Guidestar

Causes

Education - Higher Ed, Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Native American

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Address

16415 ADDISON RD
ADDISON, TX 75001

Phone

1-800-416-8102

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