BENEFITING: American Indian Community Council Inc
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Willie Sandoval wrote -
The American Indian Community Council (AICC) was established in 1998 as a public-private community council under the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council. Formerly known as the Los Angeles County American Indian Children’s Council, AICC has recently filed to become an independent non-profit organization. Since its inception, the AICC has served as a central hub and is a resource for the Los Angeles American Indian/Alaska Native community.
Led by a democratically elected community council, AICC supports youth and elders organizing, improved child welfare and mental health systems, and increases economic sufficiency among other community improvement efforts.
AICC recieved its 501(c)(3) status on June 16, 2011 and have just begun our journey to create leaders and strong families in the Los Angeles Native community. We currently meet every second tuesday of the month and have had a strong following from many City and County departments that have representatives that attend our meetings.
Our goal is to raise funds to help support the community work that AICC is currently involved in. Some of these areas include the Indian Child Welfare Act, Family Economic Success, UNYLA Youth Group, Elders Group, First Womens-First Tuesday, and the Mental Health.
Our organization is currently volunteer based and hope to have a full time working staff in the future. Until then please help to by donating to a cause that will bring Native American culture and community togetherness to the community of Los Angeles.