The Hoosick Falls Central School District announced the idea for the Hometown Network in 2014. It is designed to connect HFCS graduates with alumni in a mentoring program. Here is the original announcement about the program.
Since then, the Hometown Network has become a way for High School graduates to get advice, internships, and possible job connections in their field of interest.
About the Hometown Network:
While in college or a vocational training program, many students focus solely on finishing the program and earning their degree. An often overlooked but critical part of entering the workforce is learning how to develop professional relationships and building a network of connections in your field. Doing so can provide the competitive advantage someone needs to get internships, full-time employment, and to move forward in a career.
The Hometown Network was established to provide this opportunity for HFCS graduates, connecting them to the many successful and talented people who grew up in Hoosick Falls. Our small town has produced successful people across nearly every field you can imagine!
The Hometown Network is in partnership with The JLS Foundation, a non-profit foundation that has been providing mentoring and scholarships to HFCS students over the past ten years.
Three alumni – John Liporace (Class of ’84), Dr. Todd Wysocki (Class of ’83), and Shari Hand (Class of ’87) – are leading the Hometown Network effort in partnership with HFCS administration.
Click here to visit the web page for the Hometown Network and find out more.
To find out more about the JLS Foundation, use the links below:
JLS Foundation website: http://www.thejlsfoundation.org
JLS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheJLSFoundation/
The Hometown Network Directory
The Hometown Networking Directory
was created as a way to easily connect Hoosick Falls Central School students with former and current Hoosick Falls residents who are in careers that may be compatible with the student’s field of interest. This way, students can develop a relationship with a mentor and build professional connections and a network of contacts.
The Directory can be searched by field of interest, name, year of graduation, college and more. In addition it provides a way to connect with a network of mentors on LinkedIn or to email them directly.