CPS is committed to ensuring that each American Indian and Alaska Native child within our district has equal access to educational opportunities citywide. We provide supportive services to students and families and a professional development program for teachers of indigenous students. The CPS American Indian Education Program is funded by federal grants and managed by the Office of Language & Cultural Education (OLCE).
Services for students and families:
- After-school tutoring and summer academic programs to Native American students identified as needing academic support in reading and math.
- Academic programs that support student achievement and promote graduation.
- Cultural programs that teach Native American culture and build community among our indigenous students from across the city.
- Workshops designed for parents of Native American students focusing on CPS initiatives and educational opportunities.
Eligibility for Services: Form ED506
All American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools must complete Form ED506 (available from the CPS American Indian Education Program website) to be eligible for services under the Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant Program. When complete, return the form by mail, fax or email:
CPS Office of Language and Cultural Education
American Indian Education Program
7019 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
CPS American Indian Education Program
Learn more about program details, college and scholarship resources, event information, and other American Indian organizations in Chicago.
The American Indian Center (AIC)
The AIC is the primary cultural and community resource for nearly 65,000 American Indians in Chicagoland’s six-county region.
The St. Kateri Center is a ministry of St. Benedict Parish in Chicago to the American Indian community.
American Indian Health Service of Chicago
The American Indian Health Service is a Chicago non-profit providing healthcare services to the American Indian community.