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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday   
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Main office: 507-376-3300


Teacher Pathway Scholarship

NCIC is working with its member districts to increase the percent of teachers of color in the member school districts.  We are also committed to investing in educators who are committed to returning to teach in rural Minnesota schools, especially those in the NCIC service area, which includes the school districts of Adrian, Ellsworth, Fulda, Heron Lake-Okabena, Round Lake-Brewster and Worthington.  We want to ensure that our students have access to teachers who are teaching in their field and who are committed to providing high-quality and equitable education to all students. We are pleased to have awarded several scholarships for the fall 2021 school year.
Who can apply? https://www.isd518.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Scholarship-Information.pdf


2021 Fall Semester Scholarship Recipients

Gladys Aldana Esparza; MN West Community & Technical College
Tah So Ghay Collah; MN West Community & Technical College
Brittany Workman-Canales; Southwest Minnesota State University
Ariet Cham; Southwest Minnesota State University
Ariadne Barrera Garcia; Southwest Minnesota State University
Lay Yu Paw; Southwest Minnesota State University
Diana Olson; Southwest Minnesota State University
Andy Garcia Arreguin; Lakeland University
Leyvi Hinojosa Guzman; Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholarship Application Now Open for Spring 2022 semester (click on the link below to apply)
Deadline November 30, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnQnK59ip8aKL4gm2-lTV1fL28_0prEz1UsVPhCPmEP69KKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


NCIC Upcoming Meetings

2021-2022 Joint Powers Board/Collaborative Council & Committee Meeting Dates
The Joint Powers Board/Collaborative Council Meets are scheduled currently for

October 11th, 2021 6:00p.m.

November 22nd, 2021 6:00 p.m.

February 7th, 2022 6:00 p.m.

April 4th, 2022 6:00 p.m.

June 6th, 2022 6:00 p.m.


*These meetings are open to the public.
*Meetings are temporarily hosted via Zoom. For information, contact Soom Chandaswang.


Home Visit Program

Hey teachers and staff! Did you know we offer a home visit program to help you connect with your students and their families?
Home visits can increase student performance, jump start parent involvement, reduce discipline problems, and increase overall positive attitudes towards school. NCIC is offering an opportunity for teachers and school counselors to conduct home visits during the 2021-2022 school year with the option of virtual family visits available. Home visits provide wonderful opportunities for students, parents, and teachers to connect, communicate, and increase cultural competence. We do not require you to have prior experience with home visits; NCIC will provide you with training to ensure you are well-prepared and comfortable. If you would like to join the home visit cohort for the 2021-2022 school year or would like more information, call our office at (507)376-3300. 

Upcoming Youth Programs/Events

After-School Youth Programs (7th-12th grade)
We will continue to offer after-school programs for 7th-12th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Each group focuses on academic success, giving back to your community, building leadership skills, culture awareness, and college & career readiness. Currently, space and transportation are limited by COVID-19 restrictions. To register or for questions, contact Chansouk Duagapai.

Contact: Chansouk Duangapi;
chansouk.duangapai@isd518.net; 507-727-1114
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, or Thursdays
Time: 4:00p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Homework Help (6th-12th grade)
Need a place to study? Do you need help with assignments? Or need help to better understand a subject that you are struggling with? We offer homework help on Wednesdays. Available by appointment only throughout the school year.

Contact: Chansouk Duangapai
chansouk.duangapai@isd518.net; 507-727-1114
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls, SD
NCIC is inviting area youth in grades 8th-12th to serve a meal at The Banquet. Come help serve a meal where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love. Transportation to The Banquet will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible. To register contact NCIC office at 507-376-3300

Date: Friday, November 5th
Depart Time: 3:45 p.m. at MN West Worthington Campus
Return Time: 9:00 p.m. at MN West Worthington Campus

College Visit to Augustana University & Southeast Technical Institute (9th-12th grade)
Attention area high school students. NCIC cares about our youth’s future education. We are providing you with college visit opportunities to learn about the college process. Information on admissions, financial support such as FAFSA, programs offered, and more will be provided. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for students. Space is limited, register as soon as possible.

Contact: NCIC office at 507-376-3300
Depart Time: 7:45 p.m. at MN West Worthington Campus
Return Time: 4:00 p.m. at MN West Worthington Campus

The programs below are cancelled until further notice:

CoderDojo
Volunteer-led STEM programming for young people ages 7-17. Students choose to learn to code using Javascript, Python or Scratch, build a website, create an app, design a game, or explore technology by coding miniature robots or wiring circuitry boards within an informal, creative, and social environment. 
2021-2022 Date and time: TBD
Location: TBD

El Sistema Imagine (3rd-5th grade)
An after-school program whose primary tool is classical music. It includes activities for participation in choir, percussion ensembles, recorder training, and musicianship. Snack and juice will be provided for all participants. Transportation is provided upon request. 
2021-2022 Date and time: TBD
Location: TBD 

5th grade Kindness Retreat (5th grade)
NCIC will be collaborates with NCIC member districts to host a day long Kindness Retreats for fifth-grade students. This event is funded by NCIC. In order to accommodate all of the students from participating districts, three retreats are held on two consecutive dates. The Kindness Retreats are led by guest presenters from Youth Frontiers, Inc. The guest presenters focus on creating a more positive school community by engaging students in activities that encourage students to accept people for who they are, resist following the crowd, and act with moral courage. The day involves large-group sessions and small group discussions. We believe the retreats build unity and foster new relationships among student.
2021-2022 Date and time: TBD
Location: TBD

All NCIC youth programs are always FREE. If you have any questions about any of our programs/events, please feel free to contact our office at 507-376-3300!



Contact Info

NCIC Office Location
Minnesota West Community & Technical College

1450 Collegeway, Media Center, 2nd floor

Worthington, MN 56187

Phone: 507.376.3300

About

NCIC provides integrated activities that will create multicultural awareness and understanding. We are a collaboration of six school districts which have students in Nobles County: Adrian, Ellsworth, Fulda, Round Lake-Brewster, Heron Lake-Okabena and Worthington.

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