Community Service Learning (CSL) Organizations
American Indian Child Resource Center
The AICRC is a nonprofit social service and education agency serving American Indian children and their families. Governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with Indian members who are sensitive to the issues facing Indian families, AICRC has thrived for over 30 years in Oakland with services in ten counties of the greater Bay Area. For AIS 694 students, the AICRC has three different programs you can work with: after-school programming in the Education/Youth/Development/culture program, a Social Services and Foster Care/Indian Child Welfare Advocacy component, and the Administration/Development department.
Contact: Corrina Gould
Phone: (510) 208-1870, ext. 319
Contact: Mary Trimble Norris, Executive Director
Phone: (510) 208-1870, ext. 305
522 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Fax (510) 208-1886
California Indian Environmental Alliance
The CIEA is a native nonprofit educational, tribal capacity-building and advocacy organization working on cleaning up mining toxins, with specific focus on mercury a neurotoxin that threatens the spiritual, ceremonial and cultural relationship of California Native Peoples by contaminating fish in California’s rivers, lakes, streams and oceans. Interns gain valuable experience conducting research, initiating community outreach and gaining access to environmental health and public policy officers working in local, state and federal programs.
Contact: Sherri Norris, Executive Director
Phone: (510) 848-2043
PO Box 2128
Berkeley, Ca. 94702
The Cultural Conservancy is a Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of indigenous cultures and their ancestral lands. We are a research, education, and advocacy organization. We provide mediation, legal, information referral, and audio recording services. We also produce educational programs and materials and technical trainings on Native land conservation and land rights, cultural and ecological restoration, and traditional indigenous arts and spiritual values.
Contact: Melissa Nelson
Office: (415) 338-6422
Contact: Nicola Wagenberg
P.O. Box 29044
Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129-0044
Phone: (415) 561-6594
Fax: (415) 561-6482
Indian Canyon, located in a beautiful canyon near Hollister south of San Jose, is an intertribal resource for ceremony and gatherings with a nature and culture museum. Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun/Ohlone) lives at Indian Canyon, the only recognized California Indian Country (through an Individual Indian Allotment) in the California coastal region between Santa Barbara in the southern part of the state and the Point Reyes/Clear Lake area, in the north. Activities and research at the Canyon focuses on issues and events concerning the precious land at Indian Canyon, as well as outreach and information regarding California Indians in general. CSL students engage in research, help to maintain the grounds, develop outreach materials, assist in fundraising and other needed activities. Consult with Phil Klasky or Melissa Nelson before contact with Ann Marie Sayers regarding a CSL internship.
Contact: Melissa Nelson
Office: (415) 338-6422
Contact: Ann Marie Sayers, Tribal Chair
Office: (831) 637-4238
PO Box 28
Hollister, CA 95024
Intertribal Friendship House
InterTribal Friendship House of Oakland ("IFH") is a Native American cultural center for indigenous residents of all nations for the Bay area. The center provides after school programs, traditional Native American dance lessons, traditional bead work classes, substance abuse meetings, and houses an extensive oral history and photographic history of Native Americans in the Bay area. IFH also serves as a general meeting place for community members to voice concerns, promote civic functions, and gather resources regarding Native American culture.
Contact: Morning Star Gali, Board Chairwoman
Office: (510) 836-1955
523 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
International Indian Treaty Council
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
Contact: Morning Star Gali, Community Liaison Coordinator
Office: (415) 641-4482
2940 16th Street, Suite 305
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 641-4482
Fax: (415) 641-1298
Circle of Healing, Native American Health Center
160 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-621-4371 Ext. 525