College sponsors grant writing workshop

The College's social work department is offering a grant-writing workshop in April to help social service providers learn to better seek out and implement funding.

"Researching & Writing Grants" takes place over two Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 11 and April 25 at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, room 230. The workshop costs $50, and Continuing Education Units are available upon request.

The course is geared toward social work and other health science students, tribal and community service providers, community organizers and social justice activists. It will introduce the methods and resources involved in grant research and development for human service and social service programs in Minnesota.

Social service professionals often work with grant-funded services, and can play a valuable role in developing and sustaining services through grant development. This course provides a basic foundation for understanding grant research and development, important to planning, securing, and working with grant funding from government, private, community and corporate sources.

Program instructors are Cynthia Donner, MSW LGSW, who coordinates and instructs in the delivery of St. Scholastica's Social Work Program at FDLTCC, and has over two decades of experience in non-profit and grassroots program and grant development, and Julia "Bunny" Jaakola, MSW LGSW, who has worked for the Fond du Lac Human Services Division since 1987 and is currently the coordinator of the Behavioral Health Department.

Class size is limited and the registration deadline is Tuesday, March 10. To register or for more information, visit go.css.edu/grantresearch or contact Donner at cdonner@css.edu.