Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Northern Rivers Receives $6,250 In Grants for Early Head Start



Northern Rivers Family of Services’ Early Head Start program has been awarded a $3,750 grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match and a $2,500 grant from National Grid.

The funds will be used to purchase learning supplies, play equipment, bottles, diapers, books, and other needs for the facility and its clients.

Early Head Start, operated by Northern Rivers member agency Parsons Child & Family Center, serves low-income expecting mothers and families with children up to age 3 in Schenectady County. More than 120 children are served each year through both full-day center-based and weekly in-home programs designed to improve school readiness, literacy skills, child and family development, physical and mental health, and family mentoring.

“Our Early Head Start students will benefit greatly from the kindness of Stewart’s and National Grid. We always have a need for more classroom supplies and learning materials, and the impact of these grants, which will provide even greater benefit because of matching federal Early Head Start funding, will be felt immediately by grateful Schenectady families,” said Wendy Hopkinson, Executive Program Director of Early Childhood Services at Northern Rivers.

On Wednesday, November 20, at 11:00a.m., Cornell Cooperative Renssealer County will be holding a press conference at Engel's Acres to unveil a new app called 'Harvest Connection.' The application aims to provide users with an extensive directory of farms, farm stands, farmer's markets and move across New York's Albany, Columbia, Greene, Renssealer…
The Albany Academies unveiled their new $4 million athletic practice facility – The James E. Poole Athletic Facility – yesterday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by students, faculty, alumni, alumnae and donors, many of whom joined a former student’s challenge to honor the legendary track coach, teacher, and mentor by giving the center his…
Passport for Good, a student engagement data solution company based in Troy, recently added five new team members to accommodate its expansion into schools across New York state. Jeff Masline joined the company as senior director of sales and marketing. With nearly 20 years of experience in the education sector, he oversees the sales team as well…
Dec
08
Attend the Northeast's largest, free holiday festival. With more than 100 entertainers, there is something for everyone! Join in the merriment as the…
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec
17
We’re giving thanks for our members by offering an exciting contest for two members to win customized Chamber marketing packages valued at $1,500 each! It…
Register By 12 p.m. on December 17, 2019
Dec
18
Join the festivities at our most popular and final NetworkingPlus event of 2019. Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at this fast-paced…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking