Community Impact

At CITC, we connect our participants to opportunities to fulfill their potential. Here’s how we do it.

Over the last 35 years, CITC has grown into one of the nation’s leading culturally responsive service organizations. Individuals and families who come to CITIC looking for help finding a job, for example, might also walk away with child care resources, recovery help, afterschool tutoring for their kids, and more. Each time an individual reaches their potential through partnering with us, that’s another person who will ensure that Alaska Native people will continue to thrive and design their own future.

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Educational Services

Youth Empowerment

Each year, our Youth Empowerment Services provide more than 2,000 students with culture-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classes through a variety of in-school, after-school, and camp programs.
4.249
students served
through aligned educational services in 2019.
High school seniors in CITC classes achieved a
93%
graduation rate
for the 2018 – 2019 academic year
Our students received
2,536
hours of tutoring
in after-school programs.
Youth spent
6,717
hours creating STEM-based projects
in the CITC Fab Lab.

Geron Yamat spent his summer interning at the Fab Lab. His time with the Schoolyard program helped him bring up his grades enough to get accepted to UAA’s Early Childhood Education program.


Behavioral Health

Providing Hope

With the expansion of our recovery services into the Mat-Su Valley, CITC’s Behavioral Health Services will reach nearly 2,000 individuals annually with its comprehensive continuum of recovery and re-entry assistance.
4,239
people found hope
through CITC’s outpatient, residential, detox, housing support, re-entry, and peer services in 2019.
3,616
individuals reached
through 48 Peer Support events in 2019, including youth prevention, prison in-reach and opioid prevention coalitions.
79%
of those served reported improved social connectedness
six months after receiving outpatient treatment.
11
new men received work-training and recovery support
at the Chanlyut residential re-entry program.

Moving is never easy, but it gets a lot easier when your friends pitch in. Moving the Ernie Turner Center and expanding recovery services to the Valley was made easier through the work of our partners.


Child & Family Services

Strengthening Families

With two new home-based programs launched in 2018, our Child and Family Services are reaching even more families with life and parenting skills classes, foster family support, and family development.
583
individuals gained parenting skills
or received other services through our Child and Family programs
238
families strengthened
after receiving services that promote safety and well-being for the entire family.

In addition to providing home-based programs for families, our Ch’anik’en program hosts a bi-monthly social gathering where families take part in cultural activities and learn about CITC family-oriented programs.


Employment & Training Services

Workforce Development

Through Employment and Training Services, people find more than jobs: They find the skills development, support networks, job coaching, and specialized classes—from health care courses to GED prep—to become fully self-sufficient.
1,916
found help securing employment
and developing job skills in our Career Development Center.
793
people started new jobs,
including 337 people who moved from temporary assistance to employment.
211
families got help caring for 403 children
at CITC’s child care drop-in center.
Participant wages increased by
$8.44
per hour on average.
164
started training for new health care careers
in 2019.

CITC’s healthcare training program helps participants earn specialized degrees and training to enter an industry that is rapidly growing and offering opportunities for career advancement and sustainability.


Clare Swan Early Learning Center

The Clare Swan Early Learning Center (CSELC) offers working families more than basic childcare: Participating families receive quality learning, extended supportive services, and access to Anchorage’s very first early childhood Yup’ik immersion class.
75
children ages 0 – 3 enrolled
in the Clare Swan Early Head Start Center in 2019.
16
CSELC teachers earned their certifications
for Infant-Toddler Child Development.
261
individuals enjoyed social support and cultural activities
at CSELC Family Nights.

This year, the Clare Swan Early Learning Center became a CITC subsidiary, a change that allowed staff to offer more 10-hour classrooms to accommodate the demands of participating families.


Alaska Native Justice Center

The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) works toward change for the individual and the system: Our family law, victim assistance, and recovery/reentry services address the needs of Alaskans interacting with the justice system, while our advocacy within the justice system aims to make lasting change for the benefit of Alaska Native people and others.
4,002
people navigated the justice system
through all ANJC programs in 2019.
1,650
individuals served
through advocacy efforts.
414
individuals found legal help
through family law services.

When Daniel Bushey saw a familiar face at ANJC—a case manager who had once served time alongside Daniel—he knew he could finally commit to sobriety and a life outside prison.