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Alumni Spotlight – Larry K.

Alumni Spotlight – Larry K.

From the Takoda Institute, to CEO and radio host, our alum Larry K is proof of a Takoda education in action. Larry K, a proud member of the Ho-Chunk nation, graduated from Takoda Institute’s former Administrative Professional program in the nineties, and since then has taken a path straight to success. After graduation, Larry K

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From Student to Instructor: Amy’s Story

From Student to Instructor: Amy’s Story

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Amy’s commitment as a student helped her land an instructor role at Takoda, where she’s inspiring students just like her. Amy’s time at Takoda began back in 2011. She enrolled in the former Nursing Assistant program and then got a job at Southview Acres in St. Paul, where she worked for 5 years. With an

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Cody Finds Success, Passion, and a Job

Cody Finds Success, Passion, and a Job

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Cody enrolled in Takoda Works’ BUILD program and gained the skills to a meaningful career. The BUILD program is an intensive work program to help Native youth build work and life skills. The first 7 weeks consisted of life skills training and work ethics. The participants were then placed into a 9-week internship in the community.   When Cody* was interviewed for the

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

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Jason found success at Takoda while taking advantage of the many resources available to him In a quick conversation with Takoda Institute graduate Jason, it’s clear how much ambition and perseverance he has to better his and his family’s life. Before enrolling at Takoda, Jason was a window cleaner for over 10 years and worked

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Fresh Start for a Single Mother

Fresh Start for a Single Mother

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Pam* is a single mother who started at Takoda in early 2018. She had been homeless with her young son for the past three years. During this time, Pam jumped from shelter to shelter and was desperate to find a shelter that would offer some longevity, stability and one where she could stay with her

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