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Center School, Inc.

Providing trans-formative education, grounded in Indigenous life-ways and love of learning.

Mission Statement
2421 Bloomington Avenue S
Minnneapolis, MN 55404
Minnneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-1655
Other Names Used Nawayee Center School
EIN 36-3591386
Principal Staff Joseph Rice
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 11
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Clients Served 90
Tags / Keywords Indigenous, Native American, Experiential, Education, Minneapolis, Nawayee
General Information
Board Chair Deatrick LaPointe, M.A.
Number of Board Members 7
Board meetings with quorum
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 4.7
Our average daily membership has improved from 42 to 53 over the last year. Attendance has improved slightly (about 1%) , but this is expected to increase slowly when there is a large influx of students new to our program who were previously dis-engaged from school. We graduated 9 of 12 eligible seniors this past year, making our graduation rate 75%. This is very high compared to public schools.
Current Goals
We hope to see our students become actively engaged in lifelong learning and realize their enormous potential. We expect continued growth in attendance, credits earned, graduation rates and standardized test scores as students regain confidence in their academic abilities. Financially, we hope to remain viable as we are delivering the kind of programming critical to the success of Indigenous learners.
Community or Constituency Served
The Twin Cities Native American community
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities metropolitan area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $726,831 79.5%
Management: $106,098 11.6%
Fundraising: $80,958 8.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $59,574 $81,346 $90,078
Beginning of Year $81,346 $90,078 $229,535
Difference ($21,772) ($8,732) ($139,457)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $59,574
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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