Educational Services

We at CITC believe all young people have the potential to succeed, to fully realize their own worth and to understand their responsibility to our community, while preparing themselves for the pursuit of their own path.

CITC is here as your partner to ensure our children receive a quality education—one that prepares and empowers them for success in academics and in life.

CITC provides educational programs that enrich academics, cultural values, traditional knowledge, family involvement and positive youth development.

We set high goals and have high standards for our students. We try to meet students where they are in their lives by addressing their individual learning needs, helping to reveal their true potential.

final_k_badge_arise_200x200We believe education is the foundation for all our young people’s success in life, and for Our People’s future.

phone: (907) 793-3265
fax: (907) 793-3290

Anchorage & Rural Youth Services

Anchorage Youth Services (AYS) and Rural Youth Services (RYS) are year-round life skills training programs for low-income Alaska Native and American Indian youth, ages 14 - 21, who live in Anchorage, Chickaloon, Eklutna, Knik, Ninilchik, Salamatof, Seldovia or Tyonek.


Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence, or ARISE, is a data-driven, collective-impact initiative among stakeholders committed to improving outcomes for Alaska Native students in the Anchorage School District (ASD) who continue to experience disproportionate academic outcomes.

Dena’ina House

Partnered with Covenant House Alaska's Rights of Passage program, the Dena’ina House provides a safe, long-term home for young people ages 18-21 in need of a stable living environment. Participants work with a case manager to craft a “success plan,” and are required to hold jobs, pay rent, save money, learn to budget and develop other life skills needed for living independently.

Fab Lab

CITC’s fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) is a digital fabrication resource center where students use high-tech design programs, industrial-grade manufacturing machines and electronic and programming tools to develop new solutions to practical problems and transform ideas into reality.

Johnson-O’Malley Education

The Johnson O’Malley Education program offers supplementary, culturally appropriate programs and services that meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Alaska Native and American Indian students enrolled in the Anchorage School District.

NYO Games

The NYO Games and Junior NYO Games are annual athletic events for students in grades 1–12 from across the state. The Games encourage healthy lifestyles, traditional values and positive sportsmanship—all in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.


Through a unique partnership with the Anchorage School District, the Transitions program provides educational services to Alaska Native and American Indian students through culturally responsive core academic classes and social support services within ASD schools.


CITC provides an array of scholarships encompassing a variety of career interests to qualifying students.

The Schoolyard

The Schoolyard is an afterschool program connecting 12 to 19-year-old Alaska Native and American Indian youth in the Anchorage area to skill-building opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) complemented by Alaska Native cultural knowledge.

Techno-Culture Camps

Techno-Culture Camps support youth in learning traditional skills such as drumming, dance and fish smoking, along with developing STEM-centered educational and job skills.