Highlighting our Community’s Treasurers

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites you to join us for a learning tour of nonprofits who are making
a difference in the lives of women and families across our region.

The series is open to women who are curious and want to understand our community’s emerging needs and learn more about innovative nonprofit solutions. You are invited to attend one, two, three… or all stops in our series.

And if you would like, we encourage you to bring an engaged female friend who shares your sense of adventure.

There is no cost to attend, and no one will be asked to give.

Click here to register!

 

Date & Location Tour Information
Tuesday, August 9th | 2:30-3:30pm
TRINITY ALLIANCE – Dancing with Our Elders
15 Trinity Place, Albany
Music and movement are powerful medicine and when combined, lift the spirit. Trinity’s
Dancing with Our Elders, a weekly health and wellness program led by founder and
choreographer Carlos Osorio, was designed to keep our senior citizens active, not only
in movement, but also in friendship. Join us to dance, feel inspired and connect with the
seniors who are finding joy through the impact of this critical wellness program. The
group always closes with healthy refreshments, and they are looking forward to sharing
this time with all of you. No experience necessary and all ages and abilities are welcomed.
Wednesday, August 31st | 10:00–11:00am
TRIP, Inc.
22 Vanderhyden Street, Troy
A strong community starts at home. Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program
(TRIP) has focused on building strong community by advocating for safe and affordable
housing for decades. Today their work is stretching the confines of bricks and mortar. As
women, we are in a unique position to understand that feeling safe starts with financial
independence and security. Join TRIP’s dynamic female leader Christine Nealon as she
shares some of the innovative strategies TRIP is using to create safe and healthy housing
as part of the broader goal to build generational wealth as part of the foundation of our
home. The tour will include a visit to one of TRIP’s newest housing developments and thought inspiring conversation.
Thursday, September 15th | 3:30-4:30pm
VALE URBAN FARM Part of Schenectady Community Ministries
Historic Vale Cemetery, SchenectadyLocation/parking instructions will be provided upon registration for this tour.
Urban community farms are integral to providing open access to healthy food, to
address public health needs and to alleviate food insecurity. Join us for a mocktail
and garden conversation at the Taste of the Farm tour at Vale Urban Farm, located
in Schenectady’s Historic Vale Cemetery. This “locally grown,” community led and
supported farm planted its first seeds in 2012. Today, the farm practices diversified
agriculture, growing fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs, and raising chickens and
bees to create an oasis on this little half acre of land.
Friday, October 21st | 10:00–11:00am
RENSSELAER PLATEAU ALLIANCE
Albert Family Community Forest | 120 Hayes Road, Nassau
We know the positive effect of connecting with nature, but we often forget how difficult
this can be for individuals with differing abilities. The Community Foundation is grateful
for the Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Fund, part of our Community Impact grants, which
supported the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance with funding to create a 1-mile round trip
ADA wheelchair accessible trail at the Albert Family Community Forest. The project also
includes an ADA compliant parking area at the trailhead. We encourage seasonal/weather
appropriate outdoor attire and welcome friends of all abilities to join us.
Thursday, November 10th | 3:00–4:00pm
CAFFE LENA
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
“An American Treasure” were the words used by the Library of Congress to distinguish
this hometown jewel. Rooted in history, Caffe Lena is widely recognized as the longest,
continuously operating folk music venue in the United States and has significantly
contributed to the development of American Music. Join us for a behind the scenes look
and listen with Executive Director Sarah Craig who will share the history, architecture,
and continued commitment to educating children and adults. Caffe Lena continues to
support the creation and art of folk music year-round. No matter your musical ability or
taste, we are certain that your visit to Caffe Lena will lift your spirits. Refreshments will
follow our tour and conversation.