Title VI: Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education
In 1996, the Native American Community in the East Bay created the Bay Area American Indian Council (BAAIC), also known as the Indigenous Nations Child and Family Agency (INCFA). This non-profit organization serves Native Americans in 11 California counties. INCFA also runs an expanded learning program and cultural events as part of a consortium in partnership with Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts.
A dedicated team of professional social workers, therapists, cultural mentors, and educators aims to provide the highest quality services for Native American children and families by giving them the strength to face the challenges and encouraging them to embrace their traditional values and spiritual beliefs. INCFA aims to unify Native American people by providing them with:
- An education support program
- Child therapeutic services
- Native American cultural enrichment events
- Collaborative partnerships with other Native American services
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amends the education programs in the Office of Indian Education (OIE) as Title VI, Part A. This federal legislation ensures that American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native students are able to meet rigorous state academic content and standards in culturally relevant and respectful ways.
Nora Zamora, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director, SEL
San Leandro Contact
San Leandro Unified School District
Director of Family & Student Support Services
San Lorenzo Contact
Dr. Ammar Saheli
San Lorenzo Unified School District
Director Student Support Services
Hayward Unified School District
College & Career Coordinator
(510) 784-2600 Ex: 72748
Bay Area American Indian Council (BAAIC) Contacts
Executive Director BAAIC
Indian Education Program Coordinator