For almost twenty years, Capacity Builders, Inc. has dedicated its resources, determination and passion to working with the Diné (a traditional term for the Navajo) and other Native American communities in the United States. Our mission is to:

  • Build the capacity of the neediest tribal nonprofits and communities through training and support programs so they are better able to improve the lives of Native American youth and families.
  • Improve the health, wellness and quality of life of the Diné by providing direct services that include teen pregnancy prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, academic and service learning programs.
  • Encourage love, appreciation, and understanding for one’s culture by incorporating cultural learning components in our programs.

Shiprock River Vision Master Plan Project

The New Shiprock River Vision "Northern Gateway" Site - What should the new Shiprock River Vision property include?

This survey has been created to gain valuable community input for the Shiprock River Vision Master Plan.  The survey will focus on the 243-acre site on the northwest corner of US Route 491 and US Route 64 in Shiprock, NM.  The Shiprock River Vision Master Plan is in partnership with the Shiprock Chapter Community, Shiprock Community Development Corporation and Capacity Builders. As we develop the master plan, we have an opportunity to explore the different community and economic possibilities for the newly designed 243-acres of land.   Development on the site will create a new “Northern Gateway” to the Shiprock community.  “The 243-acre site” is highlighted in blue on the map below.

What should the new Shiprock River Vision site include?

CLICK on the picture to TAKE The SURVEYClick here to take the Survey

Please take the above link to the survey questions to help us identify the different community and economic possibilities for this site.


Capacity Builders Awarded $448,833 to Serve Native American Victims of Crime

Capacity Builders Inc. has been approved for a three-year award for $448,833 under the OJP funding opportunity entitled “OVC FY2020 Developing Future Victim Specialist to serve American Indian/Alaska Native Victims of Crime.” Capacity Builders Inc. will be recruiting Interns/Four Corners area residents to serve Tribal Victims.
Interested current college/university students within the Four Corners region may apply on the Indeed website or email and attach an updated resume to Gloria J. Dee, Project Director ([email protected]) or Jase Silversmith, Project Coordinator ([email protected]).

The Developing Victim Specialist (DFVS) program was created by Capacity Builders to educate and train college and university students in the fields of social work, sociology, criminology, psychology, and human services to gain employable advocacy skills on the Navajo Nation and its bordering communities.

Six Northern Navajo Chapter's Economic Opportunity Initiative - 6CEO, provides technical assistance on business, economic, and land development to benefit residents and leaders of the Navajo Nation. During the month of August (2016), Capacity Builders Inc., is presenting a free workshop on starting and growing one's business on the Navajo Nation. Lunch and in-depth training on business development is provided. Read more and register here!


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