2014-15 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.
May 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.
- Our highly anticipated May program: To 'Like' or Not to 'Like': Reset Your Agency's Social Media Strategy is coming up on May 21. The session will be led by dynamic marketing guru Carolyn Human and will cover best practices and case studies. Seats are filling up quickly, so register now and bring a friend to this exciting session.
- We are very delighted and grateful that the Northern New York Community Foundation (NNYCF) is supporting our Human Services Scholarship. The NNYCF will match the donations we receive throughout 2015, up to $2,500.00. You can access the scholarship form by clicking HERE. Please note that scholarship applications are due by June 1. Scholarship donations must be submitted by December 31 to qualify for the NNYCF match.
- 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.
Annual NCCSA Scholarship Awarded
NCCSA established a Human Services Scholarship in 2014 with the guidance of the Northern New York Community Foundation. The Board of Directors felt this was a meaningful way to ensure the success of local students pursuing a social science career path.
The Board of Directors for the North Country Council of Social Agencies has established a scholarship fund for non-traditional students with the guidance of the Northern New York Community Foundation. In order to qualify for the scholarship a student can be full or part-time in Jefferson and Lewis Counties who are at minimum in their third year of study or
junior year of college. Additionally, students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, 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, 2014 anniversary celebration Megan Rexford of Adams, New York, was awarded the first scholarship. Megan is attending Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York and is a third year Human Service major.
For more photos of the 70th Anniversary celebration hosted by the NCCSA and sponsored in part by the Nortern New York Community Foundation click here.
Photos taken by Chris Bova of Bova Photography. Visit his website at http://bovaphotography.com/ to view his work.