The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC), a California-based Catholic, leadership program for junior high students, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the William H. Hannon Foundation.

“TACSC is exceedingly grateful to the William H. Hannon Foundation for its tremendous support,” said Heidi Johnson, the executive director of TACSC. “The foundation’s trust and investment has stabilized TACSC and enabled TACSC to dramatically expand its programs and validate the demand for youth leadership training among Catholic students.”

TACSC was founded in 1982 in order to support student councils and student leadership programs in Southern California. Today, TACSC also provides leadership training to students in Northern California and on the East Coast.

TACSC also hosts an annual “Summer Leadership Conference,” a five-day intensive training course that includes teaching team building, creative problem solving, meeting management and other practical skills.

Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead, president of the William H. Hannon Foundation, said TACSC is “on the move” and that the Foundation is “pleased to continue to support their important work in developing young Catholic leaders in our schools.”

TACSC is also a beneficiary of the Specialty Family Foundation and the Doheny Foundation.

For more information and to register for the “2015 Summer Leadership Conference,” please visit