Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Children had the opportunity to meet Reader Roo at the Spring Fling on May 2th hosted by the Alexander County Partnership for Children at Matheson Park. Assisting in the event were community agencies who provided fun filled activities for children and families. UNC-TV sponsored Reader Roo and provided free books to children.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Susan Cogdill, Executive Director of the Alexander County Partnership for Children, was recently awarded the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This distinction is given to an elite group of professionals from North Carolina and throughout the country- who made a commitment to gain new skills and knowledge essential to the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit organizations provide vital services that markedly contribute to the health of communities. The goal of the Duke Nonprofit Management Program is to ensure that these vital services continue to grow in scope and quality. The Program has proven that pursuit of the Certificate results in better-managed nonprofits that translate into more vigorous communities.
Fundamental organizational and management principles can be used by leaders in the nonprofit sector to strengthen both their systems and service delivery. The Nonprofit Management Program provides educational opportunities to people working in and with the nonprofit arena, whether they are paid staff, directors, board members, philanthropists or volunteers. It integrates Duke University’s commitment to academic excellence with the practical wisdom of the instructors and the realistic work experience of the participants.
Mrs. Cogdill has worked in the nonprofit sector for 33 years including over two years with the Alexander County Partnership for Children a local nonprofit that receives funding from Smart Start, More at Four, United Way, Division of Child Development, foundations and local donations.
The Alexander County Partnership for Children will be holding their annual Spring Fling on Thursday, May 26, at Matheson Park from 3:30 PM until 6:00 PM. This event will be full of fun activities and games for all children. This will be a great way to welcome summer for your children and to spend quality time with your family. There will be lots of information available from local agencies and it should be a great evening for all who attend.