Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) began working with the Denver Indian Center to provide a walk-in clinic each month through a project initiated by two Native American attorneys: Dianne Van Voorhees, Executive Director and Danielle L. Moore, MVL Board Member. Each of them have experience with a wide variety of legal areas and specific experience with Native issues, and wanted to serve the community. The first legal clinic was held on April 4, 2012 and quickly became a monthly event.
Looking for Native Agencies to Host Paid Elders
Read on for some exciting news that will provide job training and part-time positions to our Native Elders through a grant from the US Department of labor. (NICOA) The National Indian Council on Aging is facilitating this grant by accepting applications for part-time work, or work-based training in public or private non-profit agencies.
This correspondence is an invitation to participate in hosting an elder(s) at your work site for duties, training, or community service. The grant will pay the elder for as long as 48 months. I have had the opportunity to speak with a few of you individually and you have confirmed your support on behalf of your agency.
If I have not spoken to you, and you would like to belong to this consortium of agencies that support our Native Elders please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (720) 435-3060. (SCSEP) Senior Community Service Employment Program is the name NICOA has given the Program.
There is a meeting scheduled on Thursday 12:00 noon, May 23rd at the Denver Indian Center for all participating host agencies to meet with NICOA for more details.
Please call or e-mail me to confirm your participation.
Thanks for your support in helping our Native Elders build meaningful connections and prosperity in their communities.