In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Boeing is investing in 22 programs to support Indigenous communities in select regions across the United States. The investment includes $350,000 that will go to five Washington organizations to fuel education outreach, veteran support, job counseling, arts, language and more.
United Indians of All Tribes will use its funding for increased outreach to Native American veterans and their families.
“United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is proud to partner with Boeing Enterprise to serve our Native Veterans,” said Mike Tulee, Executive Director of United Indians of All Tribes. “With a $45,000 investment, we will be able to create a new outreach strategy to engage veterans in our Native Workforce Services Program, which has a long and strong history in helping Native individuals advance their careers through training and support.”
Elements of Education Partners will use its $60,000 grant to expand its Next Move Internships Program. The program provides high school juniors and seniors with career preparation support.
“We believe that personal experiences, such as internships in a chosen career field and a meaningful relationship with a career mentor, can have a lasting impact on a student’s personal and professional journey.” said Brittany Skobel, Internships Director for Next Move. “With the support of Boeing, we are expanding our partnership with Chief Leschi Schools and The Puyallup Tribe to provide opportunities for their students to gain hands-on community experience in a field of interest, allowing them to make informed decisions about their post-high goals and stay connected to career opportunities within the tribe.”
Local organizations receiving Boeing funding include:
- Potlatch Fund
- Puget Sound Educational Service District
- Elements of Education Partners
- Mentor Washington
- United Indians of All Tribes
Over the past three years, Boeing has invested more than $2.6 million in organizations supporting Native American and other Indigenous communities in the U.S. – bringing the company's global support for Indigenous populations over the same time period to $3.3 million.