Program Coordinator, Four Bands Community Fund
Alissa Benoist is an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Four Bands Community Fund. In this capacity, she manages the organization’s Seventh Generation program that assists Reservation youth in building long-term employment and life skills. In addition to the Seventh Generation program, Alissa handles grants management, reporting, and partner relationship building for Four Bands. She has over 17 years of experience in implementing programs for Native American youth to allow communities to develop future leaders. Alissa was selected as a Native Nation Rebuilder by the Native Governance Center in St. Paul Minnesota, Alissa successfully completed the cohort-based leadership experience that empowers participants to develop the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to effectively lead nation building efforts in their own communities. Outside of work, Alissa coaches High School Girls Basketball at Cheyenne Eagle Butte and is a volunteer coach with the Cheyenne Eagle Butte Ohitika Archery Team. Alissa also serves as the Vice-Chair on the Cheyenne Eagle Butter Cooperative School Board. Alissa attended Williston State College in Williston, North Dakota. She lives on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation in Eagle Butte, SD with her husband Marc and their two children, Quinn and Coen.