News and Updates

Academy Road Site Work

As part of the preliminary work involved with the construction of the replacement building on the Academy Road campus, the previously announced core sampling project will begin, Monday, September 25.

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Director of Food Services

The following is sent on behalf of Rich Gerardi, Chief Facilities Officer:

I am pleased to share with you that effective Monday, September 25, Kristie Bradt will assume the new position of Director of Food Services for Northern Rivers. In her new role, Kristie will oversee the teams that prepare and serve hundreds of meals every day for our students and residential youth at both Northeast and Parsons.

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Memorial Service for Sanchia Callender

A memorial service for Sanchia Callender, a beloved member of the Children's Home team in Schenectady who passed away suddenly in August, is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m., at Duanesberg Florida Baptist Church, 7967 Rt. 30, Duanesberg.

Suicide Awareness Walk in Schenectady—Join Our Team


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s fourth-annual Schenectady Out of the Darkness Community Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at noon at the Pavilion in Central Park. We are participating as an event sponsor and as a community resource in the fight to prevent suicide, and are assembling a team to walk as well.

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Win a Golf Foursome!

A friend of the organization has donated the following prize to be awarded to a Northern Rivers employee: A round of golf with carts for four at the private Colonie Country Club in Voorheesville, to be used any time before November 15.

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Listening Tour Update

Attached you'll find an updated list of dates, times, and locations for our Fall 2017 Northern Rivers Listening Tour. Please note the following changes:

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End of Summer Raffle Winners

We've just selected the winners for our latest Workforce Raffle!



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Save the Date! It's Listening Tour Time!

The following is sent on behalf of:
– Bill Gettman, Chief Executive Officer
– Audrey LaFrenier, President and Chief Operating Officer
– Katy Hoffman, Chief Human Resources Officer

When we embarked on our inaugural Northern Rivers Listening Tour this spring, we told you that it was only the beginning of our conversation.

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Workforce Recognition Award Nominations due this Friday

The following is sent on behalf of Bill Gettman, CEO, and Katy Hoffman, Chief Human Resources Officer:

There are only two days left to nominate someone for our 2017 Workforce Recognition Awards. We know you’re busy taking care of our children, adults and families, but we urge you to take the time to call attention to your coworkers. Here are this year’s categories:

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HR Update: 401 (k) website undergoes change

The following message is from Jenny Sardi, Senior Benefits Administrator:

NBT Bank, our 401(k) partner, has recently
restyled its GoRetire Retirement Plan Portal, so the next time you check your account, you will see a fresh look and feel to the website and experience an enhanced web interaction

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