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Alaska Village Initiatives

Anchorage, AK   |  https://akvillage.org

Mission

AVI's mission, “to provide education, collaboration, and outreach to tribal communities in Alaska to preserve and enhance the natural resources and traditional subsistence way of life.” has benefited and advanced significantly. Since 1968 Alaska Village Initiatives (AVI) has helped create new economic activities and opportunities in socially disadvantaged communities starting with our first project to finance a small co-op store housed in a log cabin in Manokotak, a small Yup'ik Eskimo village. Today, AVI serves the 240 remote villages of Alaska, including 45 Economic Opportunity Zones, 229 Federally Recognized Tribes, 1 Federal Indian Reserve, 34,000 K-12 socially disadvantaged students, 111,371 American Indian and Alaska Native population, and 19 USDA Tribal Conservation Districts.

Ruling year info

1997

President/CEO

Charles Parker

Main address

1577 C St Ste 304 1577 C Street, Suite 304

Anchorage, AK 99501 USA

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EIN

92-0036144

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (T02)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

From Food Deserts to Farms: Civil Agriculture in Alaska

From Food Deserts to Farms: Civil Agriculture in Alaska is a step towards making Alaska's villages' food secure through education, hands-on training, and mentoring.

In Alaska the geographic mandates of communities served by the state ferry system, small aircraft, and barges support Thomas Lyson findings in that 1) farming is oriented toward local markets to serve local consumers, 2) agriculture is seen as an integral part of rural communities, 3) farmers are concerned more with high quality and value added products than with yield and least-cost production practices, 4) farms tend to be considerably smaller in scale and scope compared to how we traditionally visual farming, 5) producers rely on indigenous, site-specific knowledge and less on a uniform set of best management practices, and 6) producers forge direct market links to consumers.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Young adults

Building Financial Sustainability Through Education in Rural Alaska provides a scalable online delivery and curriculum specifically developed to meet the agricultural needs of rural Alaska. AVI's instructional strategies establish clear links between our two target groups' - course content and learning objectives. The AVI project will addresses:
1. Food security while creating a sustainable local economy in rural Alaska;
2. Create healthier opportunities through farming activities;
3. Provide fiscal and managerial education to provide a sustainable agriculture economy in rural Alaska villages.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

The AVI application seeks to leverage our online courses with the “Ag-in-a-Box” program that explicitly addresses the needs in rural Alaska and that “. . . such benefits could include helping to meet food demands, making fresh foods more available, lowering overall food costs and reducing food miles, improving health, reducing imports and outside dependencies, creating jobs and revenue, fostering partnerships within and among communities, and moving Alaska towards greater resilience and self-sufficiency.”

AVI’s instructional strategies establish clear links between course content and the learning objectives. Our program adheres to the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes supported by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

AVI’s commitment is to help start, operate, and sustain community agriculture programs that provide locally grown, healthy, and affordable produce. Community gardens are a nurturing process requ

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Veterans
Young adults
Alaskan Natives
Low-income people
Refugees and displaced people

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How we listen

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Financials

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Alaska Village Initiatives

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Myron Naneng

Alaska Village Initiatives

Term: 2024 - 2025


Board co-chair

SR Robert Stephan

Alaska Village Initiatives

Term: 2023 - 2024

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/30/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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