Communities Empowering Native Youth
The Communities Empowering Native Youth (CENY) Project is a regional capacity building initiative funded by the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Dpt. of Health and Human Services and administered by the National Indian Justice Center. Sustainable programs that respond to the unique needs of Native youth and reflect Native community cultural values can be encouraged locally with the right support. CENY works to discover specific risk factors that make Native youth in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties vulnerable to violence, gang involvement and child abuse and neglect, while also identifying protective factors that contribute to youth resiliency. Our goal is to provide capacity building training and technical assistance that can activate and enhance existing community programs and protective factors to counteract individual, family, peer and community level risks. The National Indian Justice Center works collaboratively with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Sherwood Valley Rancheria's Koolakai Learning Center and the Ukiah Unifed School District to implement the project. During the first year, we will work on conducting an organizational baseline needs assessment, establish a strategic plan for the collaboration while developing organizational capacity to meet the needs of tribal youth served by the programs.
CENY Forum in Moodle
To sign up for the CENY Forum, please e-mail your name, e-mail and contact information to CarolOliva@nijc.org. She will assign you a username and passwrod to access the Forum.
The forum will also house the networking lunch videos and materials.
Networking Lunches Schedule
- January 11, 2013 – “Basic Grant Writing Skills and Funding Strategies” which will be conducted at National Indian Justice Center Offices, Santa Rosa, CA, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- February 8, 2013, Pomo Language Curriculum Development
- April 5, 2013, "Grant Management and Compliance" Santa Rosa, CA. Power Point Presntation for April 5th luncheon
- June 21, 2013, " Goals & Objectives of Collaborative Youth Programming" Power Point Presentation for June 21 luncheon
- August 23, 2013 , "What Works When You Are Working With Kids" Power Point Presentation Aug. 23 luncheon
- September 13, 2013 , "Joining Forces: Growing Native Youth Programs through Transformative Networks" Power Point Presntation Lunch
- February 24, 2012, National Indian Justice Center Offices, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- April 20, 2012, National Indian Justice Center Offices, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- June 1, 2012, Noon - 1:00 p.m., National Indian Justice Center Offices, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- July 6, 2012, Noon - 1:00 p.m., Sherwood Valley Tribal Administration Conference Room
- August 24, 2012, Noon - 1:00 p.m., National Indian Justice Center Offices
- September 28, 2012, Noon - 1:00 p.m., Mendocino County - Office of Education, East Room
- Partners will present on their achievements.
Links to Networking Lunches Video Archives
- Feb. 24, 2012 Recording
- April 20, 2012 Recording
- June 1, 2012 Recording
- July 6, 2012
- August 24, 2012 Recording
- September 28, 2012 Recording
- January 11, 2013 Recording
- February 8, 2013 Recording
- April 5, 2013 Recording
- June 21, 2103 Recording
- August 23, 2013 Recording
- September 13, 2013 Recording
- Joining Forces: Growing Native Youth Programs through Transformative Networks