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Nawayee Center School

Mission: Providing transformative education, grounded in indigenous life-ways and love of learning Tagline: Nawayee: Learning from the Center. Inspiring a sense of place and direction, within the Circle of Life, from which students discover strength, purpose and vision. Long Term Vision: Center School will exemplify excellence in indigenous education.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/6/2012
2421 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Mn 55404
Phone: 612 721 1655
Fax: 612 721 5346
Other Names Used Center School, Inc
EIN 36-3591386
Principal Staff Joseph Rice, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 13.5
Number of Volunteers 40
Number of Clients Served 100
General Information
Board Chair Owen Turnlund
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 10
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 5.45
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
1. The number of pregnancies among Center School students continued to decrease; only one continuously enrolled girl has gotten pregnant in the last three years. 2. Attendance improved by 1% over the previous year with an ADM (average daily membership or enrollment) of 52. This is the third year in a row that attendance has improved. 3. Center School sent four students to the 2010 Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. Another Center also won an award in environmental sciences. 4. Seven students graduated in 2013, the second largest group of graduates in ten years. 5. While 35% of incoming students were overweight or obese, 90% of regularly enrolled students were able to achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI) by the end of the school year. 6. The school engaged 16 community partners in delivering services and support for Center School students.
Current Goals
Improve student attendance by 5% Maintain or improve current graduation rate Engage partners who can further the goals and mission of the school Mobilize and facilitate creative conversations around indigenous learning Develop the school into an experiential learning center Invest in staff and board development
Community or Constituency Served
We serve students and families of the Native American community of Minneapolis and St.Paul
Geographic Area Served
Hennipen, Ramsey and Dakota counties.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $585,165 77.5%
Management: $99,108 13.1%
Fundraising: $70,629 9.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

20009 2012 2011
End of Year: $105,662 $90,078 $328,399
Beginning of Year $29,156 $229,535 $105,662
Difference $76,506 ($139,457) $222,737
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $105,662
Based on information provided on 2011 to 20009
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