Meaningful Impacts: Read our 2014 Annual Report and learn about all that CEO has accomplished! YouthBuild is Recruiting! Join the program and change your life! Building Hope: CEO's Urban Training Center is changing the Capital Region for the better. Learn more! See the Change: Read success stories from customers, like Gillian, who changed their lives with CEO's help. Make a Difference: Work in the classroom with our youth as a Foster Grandparent!

Changing lives, improving our community.

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Community Action makes a difference!

Our mission is to help those in need living in New York’s Capital Region. Our programs empower people to rise out of poverty by their own strength and hard work. We offer the tools needed to become self sufficient, changing the community one life at a time.

How can we help you?

Our programs, which are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, fall under five core service areas:

Don’t know where to start? Contact our Service Navigator at or (518) 272-6012 Ext. 302

About Community Action

We are one of over 1100 Community Action Agencies throughout the country. We are dedicated to bringing hope and support to all residents of Rensselaer County, with the goal of eliminating poverty and creating a strong, healthy, and happy community.


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