The goal of the NAICOB Supporting Caregiver Grandparents program is to provide on-going sustainable support services and resources to grandparents in the Greater Boston Native American Community who are the sole caregivers of their grandchildren. Our programs focus on empowering grand-parenting elders to meet the housing, education, healthcare, legal and cultural needs of their grandchildren while strengthening intergenerational ties.
An online version of the Grandparenting Resource Guide can be found at the following link:
To be eligible for services provided by NAICOB, you must be a Native American living in one of the following counties in Massachusetts:
Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex, Worcester, Franklin, and Hampshire Counties.
Timothy Smith Network (TSN) Computer Technology Lab at the North American Indian Center of Boston provides free on-site computer training, certificate programs, and structured classes which include Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and more. Please call for eligibility. Lab hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides occupational training, educational support, GED training, resume writing and interview training, work experience program, college and higher education counseling, and job search assistance for American Indians 14 years of age and older. Please call us at 617-277-4804 for more information.
The MCE Academy is a free academic mentoring program for Indigenous K-12 students. There are two 8-week sessions per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. For more information and an application, please visit www.mceacademy.org. You can also email Crystal Rizzo or Raquel Halsey at email@example.com.