2016-17 Education Series
Each year the North Country Council of Social Agencies' Board of Directors works diligently to bring pertinent education and training to agency leaders. Please join our sessions to explore the fundamentals of strong, effective, forward-thinking community organizations.
We have developed an exciting slate of programs for the 2016-2017 Series. Click HERE to learn more.
Here are a few important updates from the Council:
- Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 8:15AM, we will host an informative session highlighting the important differences between "lobbying" and "advocacy". The session, dubbed "Lobbying vs. Advocacy" will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown NY and we will be joined by Aileen Martin (Executive Director of NRCIL). Please note our new location and see additional event details here.
- NCCSA in the news! The Watertown Daily Times covered our recent Youth Mental Health Services panel (hosted on May 19th; see the article here) and our LGBTQ panel (hosted on June 16th; see the article here).
- Seize the opportunity! We have kicked off our 2016 "Annual Network Connection" which covers membership from January to December 2017. If you haven't received our 2017 Membership Application Form, you can download it by clicking HERE.
- We are very delighted and grateful that the Northern New York Community Foundation (NNYCF) is supporting our Caswell-Morgan Human Services Memorial Scholarship of the NCCSA. The scholarship application can be found by clicking HERE. Please support this impactful scholarship.
- If you missed any of the programs this year, please check out our Presentations page to review a previous presentation.
- Many of you are writing grant applications or are searching for funding opportunities. Please take advantage of our region's North Country Health Compass for up-to-date data, best practices, and grant opportunities to support your work.
2015 Annual NCCSA Scholarship Awarded
The Board of Directors for the North Country Council of Social Agencies established the Caswell-Morgan Human Services Memorial Scholarship of the NCCSA in 2014 with the guidance of the Northern New York Community Foundation. The Board felt this was a meaningful way to support the success of local students pursuing a social science career path.
In order to qualify for the scholarship a student must be enrolled in full- or part-time studies in Jefferson or Lewis County, and be at least in their third year of study or junior year of college. Additionally, students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, and are working toward Master’s in human services will be considered. Preference will be given to students who have shown an effort to provide community service hours.
At the August 2015 Board of Directors meeting, Sara Tontarski was awarded the second annual scholarship. Sara is a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central (IHC) High School and SUNY Geneseo. She is currently enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School Psychology Program. Sara has worked at the Children's home of Jefferson County and is involved in several activities on-campus.
We are very proud of Sara and look forward to her impact on our community in the near future!
For photos of the previous recipients click here.