United American Indian Involvement (UAII), Inc is the largest provider of human and health services for American Indians/ Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) living in the County of Los Angeles. Established in 1974 on the streets of Skid Row in Downtown L.A. by two American Indian women, Babba Cooper (Lakota) and Marian Zucco (Paiute) who wanted to serve the most impoverished community who lacked resources and access to services. Today, our organization continues to provide services to the over 150,000 Native Americans living in the Greater Los Angeles area. To learn more about UAII and the services we offer, check out UAII.org.
The UAII Workforce Development Program, a Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program, is funded by the United States Department of Labor.
Our program and staff strive to make a difference by guiding and encouraging eligible American Indian/Alaska Natives to establish a self-sustaining way of life. We assist in identifying resources that serve as stepping stones towards finding successful careers for AI/AN participants. Our staff provides individualized career counseling to participants to further develop their skills and establish a clear career path that leads to employment or self-sufficiency.
Career and College Counseling
All clients of the UAII Workforce Development Program are assigned a Workforce Specialist, a college and career expert, that is here to help you gain clarity on how to establish career goals and develop a plan to accomplish those goals.
Workshops and Training Program
UAII Workforce Development hosts professional and personal development workshops for clients and the public, every month! To get an idea for the workshops we host and to see our upcoming events, check out our events section.
College and Career Supportive Services
We provide clients with the tools and resources they need to succeed in college training programs and employment opportunities. Two of our most popular supportive services include financial assistance to purchase work attire for our job seekers and college textbooks for our students.
1. CHECK ELIGIBILITY
The first step in our process is to see if you are eligible for our program. Using our eligibility quick check, you can easily see if you eligible for our program before applying.
2. ATTEND INFO SESSION
If you are eligible for our program or you would just like to learn more about our services, you can sign up for an online orientation/information session.
4. MEET THE STAFF
Our services are made possible by our dedicated staff. Once you are enrolled, you will get the chance to meet your Workforce Specialist. To contact the staff now, click below.
Check out the upcoming events hosted by UAII's Workforce Development Program. Click on any event to find out more information and to save it to your calendar. All events are first-come, first-serve and require registration. You can RSVP using the calendar below or use our RSVP section. Additional information for our events will be posted in our resources section along with other flyers and community resources.
UAII Workforce Development Program
Los Angeles Office (Main Office)
1125 West 6th Street, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 213-202-3970 x 7221
Santa Ana Office
640 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Open for Appointments Only
Cerritos Office Coming Soon!
Orange County Partner Organization
3100 Airway Avenue, Suite 118
Costa Mesa, CA 92626