Celebrating Culture, Creating Connection and Community

Tribal STAR Partners

Tribal STAR is a collaborative effort between The Academy for Professional Excellence and the partners listed below.

California Indian Legal Services

California Indian Legal Services is the first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation on those matters that fall within priorities set by the Board of Trustees.

California Social Work Education Center

California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) is the nation’s largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners. Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare, CalSWEC was created in 1990 by a partnership of social work educators and practitioners dedicated to developing a professional social service workforce to effectively serve California’s diverse population

Casey Family Programs

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.

County of San Diego HHSA, Indian Specialty and Independent Living Units

The Indian Specialty Unit provides culturally responsive social services to Native American families who come to the attention of Children’s Services due to allegations of child abuse and/or neglect.

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Department of Social Services is committed to preserving families and protecting their children.

Imperial County Child and Family Services

The mission of Imperial County Child and Family Services is to serve, aid and protect needy and vulnerable children, strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

Indian Health Council, Inc.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation.

Intertribal Court of Southern California

The Intertribal Court of Southern California (ICSC) is an “independent judiciary” within Indian Country. Its purpose is to preserve the integrity, autonomy and sovereignty, of the Native American communities it serves in a culturally sensitive and traditionally aware environment.

National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes

National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes is one of the new resource centers within the Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) National Network. The NRC4Tribes joins the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network (T/TANetwork) which is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

Orange County Department of Social Services

The Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) operates under the policy direction of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the California Departments of Social Services and Health Services. SSA is responsible for planning, implementing, and operating many of the social services programs provided by the County of Orange.

Pala Band of Mission Indians Social Services Department

Pala Band of Mission Indians Social Services Department is devoted to strengthening and improving the lives of tribal members by helping them overcome emotional, behavioral, family social and financial difficulties.

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services provides a variety of services to Riverside County residents including in-home supportive services for older adults and the disabled, adult protective services, aid to the homeless, foster care, and other services for children, youth and services.

San Bernardino County Child and Family Services

San Bernardino County Child and Family Services Department’s mission is to protect children, offer services to stabilize families to remain together, provide permanency for children if they cannot remain safely in their own home and finally strive to make the lives of children and families better. This is an ambitious mission that is worthy but cannot be accomplished without the help and partnership of the community.

San Diego American Indian Health Center

The mission of San Diego American Indian Health Center is to promote excellence in health care with respect to custom and tradition. Their goal is to reduce the significant health disparities of San Diego’s urban American Indian population by increasing access to care and improving the quality of that care, resulting in increased life expectancy and improved quality of life.

San Diego County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services

San Diego County Office of Education’s Foster Youth Services responds to, assists, and empowers all systems that support foster youth in achieving academic success. FYS programs are designed to prepare foster youth to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.

San Diego Youth Services

San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a nationally recognized, comprehensive non-profit organization that has helped stabilize the lives of more than a half-million young people and their families since 1970. Every day we work to fight the tragedies of homeless youth and youth in crisis. We administer our programs from sixteen locations throughout San Diego County.

Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal Social Services

Soboba Social Services department works one on one with members of the Tribal Community in various supportive capacities. Tribal members can be connected with community resources such as : substance abuse counseling and/or treatment facilities mental health services parenting classes legal services domestic violence resources and/or educational programs.

South Bay Community Services

South Bay Community Services (SBCS) has been part of the community since 1971 providing the most comprehensive range of services and programs for families, children and individuals in South San Diego County. Our programs are for everyone at any time in their lives when they need it the most.

Southern California Indian Center, Inc.

Southern California Indian Center, Inc. has been serving the American Indian community of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties for 47 years. Southern California Indian Center, Inc. provides much needed support and assistance in the areas of workforce development, education, family support, multimedia training, and much more.

Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.

Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. (SIHC) is committed to protecting and improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our American Indian community. We provide a comprehensive range of professional health care and social services in a manner respectful of Indian values and traditions. Our dedicated staff takes pride in our quality-minded, coordinated approach to personalized care. All services are tailored to be client-friendly, affordable, and easily accessible – with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, and wellness.

Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation

The mission of the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation is to protect Sycuan’s sovereignty and preserve the well-being of our people through self-sufficiency and responsible governance, while having a positive impact on our community.

YMCA Youth and Family Services

YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS) is the social service department of the YMCA of San Diego County, which offers a wide variety of programs and services that reach over 40,000 children, youth, and families each year throughout the county of San Diego.

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