Office Hours:
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 spring 2021 school year.

For more information about the scholarship or the scholarship selection process, contact Soom Chandaswang.

NCIC Upcoming Meetings

2020-2021 Joint Powers Board/Collaborative Council & Committee Meeting Dates
The next Joint Powers Board/Collaborative Council Meeting is scheduled currently for April 5th, 2021 at 6:00p.m.

April 5th, 2021 6:00p.m.

June 7th, 2021 6:00 p.m.

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

Upcoming Programs/Events

After-School Youth Programs 
We will continue to offer after-school programs for 7th-12th grade students for the 2020-2021 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, contact a youth development leader for more information and available dates:

7th Grade Odyssey
Chansouk Duangapi;

8th Grade Odyssey
Rachel Fisher

Dynamic 507 (9th-12th grade)
Gladys Aldana

The programs below are cancelled until further notice:

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. 
2020- 2021 date and time:  TBD
Location: TBD

High School Retreat Leaders (10th-12th grade)
We are tentatively seeking 10th-12th grade students from are high schools (Adrian, Ellsworth, Fulda, HL-O, and Worthington) to serve as mentor leaders to small groups at our grade-level retreats. Please ask your school counselor about volunteering or contact NCIC. 

All youth retreats have unfortunately been cancelled for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. We do hope to resume these activities in the 2021-2022 school years.

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. 
2020-2021 data 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!

Hey ISD 518 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 school year or would like more information, call 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


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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