Catching the Dream (CTD) was chartered in 1986
To supplement the focus on scholarship aid, CTD has programs to help Indian students prepare more thoroughly for college-level studies and to improve the educational resources and programs that prepare these students for college.
"Education is the seed that provides spiritual and individual growth." Throughout the United States, Native communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers, and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools, engineering and agricultural projects, all remain understaffed and seriously unable to meet community needs. A prime reason for the lack of qualified Indian professionals is the poor state of Native American education today. The high school dropout rate for Indians is 50%, more than twice the rate for the nation as a whole. Of the Indian students who finish high school, only 17% attend college, with the majority attending public, two-year community colleges. Few Native Americans attend four-year colleges, and less than one percent attend the nation’s top Ivy League colleges. Catching the Dream seeks to address this deficiency. Our high-priority areas of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. These fields of study are critical to the future of Indian people and the nation, and Native Americans are very underrepresented in these fields.
Some of the Fine Institutions we have worked with