About CITC

Who We Are

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is a Tribal nonprofit organization serving Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet region of southcentral Alaska. As one of the nation’s preeminent culturally responsive social service organizations, we assist our people in reaching their often untapped potential. We believe that when we work together, we can help each other develop our strengths and talents to become successful and self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities.

What We Do

Established in 1983, CITC serves more than 12,000 people each year through an array of integrated programs and employs more than 400 passionate and caring individuals. Our programs include education and youth services, employment and training resources, career development, family preservation, and support for individuals recovering from addiction, substance abuse, or incarceration.


CITC was originally established to provide services for the physical, economic, and social wellbeing of Alaska Native people. Today, we have expanded our reach, offering culture-forward and holistic services that meet people where they are, across every stage of life. From early childhood learning, to youth education, to essential adult services and a growing number of Elder care support programs, we invite our people to come as they are.


Integrated into our CITC family is our a non-profit affiliate partners, the Alaska Native Justice Center, Clare Swan Early Learning Center, and Get Out the Native Vote. CITC provides governance and management to integrate service delivery within the continuum of care for participants.


Through our affiliate partners, we address Alaska Native people and others unmet needs within the Alaska civil and criminal justice system, support working families with child care through an Early Head Start curriculum, and mobilize Alaska Native and American Indian voters to make their voices heard and to become leaders in civic engagement and as powerful advocates for Native communities.


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We provide comprehensive treatment for substance abuse or addiction, including assessments, residential and outpatient services, and individual and group counseling. Alumni and peer-support services guide individuals in gaining needed support to maintain sobriety and use prevention. We also offer support for those re-entering society after incarceration. Our services are centered on the System of Care approach through work therapy and job- and life-skills training.


Our Recovery Services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).



Our Alaska’s People career development center connects Alaska Native/American Indian people in the Cook Inlet region to employment and training opportunities and actively recruits the best candidates for our own and a variety of community partners’ workforce recruitment needs.



The Clare Swan Early Learning Center (CSELC) applies the strengths of the Early Head Start educational model to support the needs of working families beyond simple child care. Using an Early Head Start curriculum, the center emphasizing the importance of relationships to support the development of Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) infants and toddlers.



We assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency and finding meaningful and sustainable employment as they progress through lifestyle changes. Services include vocational development and apprenticeships, employment placement and referrals, career counseling, recruitment services, and a full-service career development center.


Complementary services focus on personal and professional development to support individuals in achieving their potential, including financial stability, healthy lifestyle development, cultural and spiritual wellness, and fostering relationships that lead to individual and family success.



Our Family Programs provide wellness support and financial assistance to promote the health and preservation of the family structure. Services range from family contact and parenting-skills development for families with children in the foster care system to immediate short-term financial support for household and other living expenses.



Our Youth Services encourage academic achievement through a variety of educational services for students of all ages—from elementary school through post-secondary adult training and higher education programs.


We offer educational and cultural programs that enhance students’ academic and personal development, as well as career interests and employment opportunities. All our programs use culturally relevant curriculum and teaching models that focus on an individual student’s needs. Our services provide comprehensive school-to-life transition planning, and referral and advocacy services for our students and their families.