2015-16 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 are currently developing the programs for the 2015-2016 Series. Please stay tuned for another exciting slate of programs.
Summer 2015 Highlights
Here are a few important updates from the Council:
- Seize the opportunity! We have kicked off our 2015 "Annual Network Connection" which covers membership from January to December 2015. If you haven't received our 2015 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. The NNYCF will match the donations we receive throughout 2015, up to $2,500.00. Scholarship donations must be submitted by December 31, 2015 to qualify for the NNYCF match. 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.
The Board of Directors wants to hear from you! Email us at
to share your feedback and any ideas you may have to help us improve our educational programs and bring you the information you need.
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 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.