CSBG DCL Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative Youth Gatherings

Publication Date: April 25, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Community Services
Division of State Assistance
330 C Street, SW, 5th Floor
Mail Room 5425
Washington, D.C. 20201


Community Services Block Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Re: Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative Youth Gatherings

Date: April 25, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell issued a recent letter (attached) referencing President Obama’s launch of the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative.  This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.

In support of this effort, HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have initiated a series of events that will focus on youth leadership, skill building, and employment opportunities.  As noted in Secretary Burwell’s letter, the Generation Indigenous Youth Gatherings are being held in various States in the months of April and May 2016.  While some events have already been held, we would like to encourage you to register to take part in the remaining sessions.

            Albuquerque, New Mexico                              April 28, 2016

            Seattle, Washington                                       May 14, 2016

            Anchorage, Alaska                                         May 26, 2016

Please see the attached document for registration information.

Thank you for your continued partnership and cooperation as we work to improve the lives of young Native Americans.


Jeannie L. Chaffin                                                                     Seth Hassett
Director                                                                                     Director, Division of State Assistance
Office of Community Services                                                   Office of Community Services

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