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Mentor youth in your community

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We are now hiring across several programs.

Changing lives.

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Improving our community.

Our mission is to help those in need living in New York’s Rensselaer County. Our programs empower people to rise out of poverty, and strengthen communities.

annual statistics

11.8 K

Individuals Served

4.9 K

Households Served

7.3 K

Volunteer Hours Donated



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Our programs are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Don’t see the service or resource you need, call our Community Resource Specialist at 518-272-6012 x 302 to talk more about your needs.

Head Start & Early Head Start at CEO

Head Start & Early Head Start



Food Pantry at CEO

Food Pantry

Universal Pre-Kindergarten at CEO

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Babies in Waiting at CEO

Babies in Waiting

Foster Grandparent Program at CEO

Foster Grandparent Program

Weatherization Assistance at CEO

Weatherization Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at CEO

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Empower NY

EmPower NY

What our customers are saying…

Anonymous #1

CEO is and always has been wonderful to me and my family. I refer people to this place all the time. Thanks so much for being amazing!”

Anonymous CEO Customer

Anonymous Food Pantry Customer

I am always treated wonderfully whenever I come here. The people are amazing, and when my children were in the WIC program I heard about lots of other services.”

Anonymous Food Pantry Customer

Elizabeth - Food Pantry Customer

They help me a lot. I love this place.”

Elizabeth Food Pantry Customer

Anonymous #2

This was my first time here. I received help by a few services and they went above and beyond. I can’t wait to work again with them.”

Anonymous CEO Customer

What’s New

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Reflections on ECS Leadership Group Year Three

Reflections on ECS Leadership Group Year Three

The Early Childhood Services Department has been hosting a leadership group for the past three years. The group meets once a month during the school year to talk about common obstacles, work on soft skills, and cover basic leadership topics and concepts. Run by Lori...

May Upcoming Events at the Bridge

May Upcoming Events at the Bridge

We have some exciting events coming up this month at the Community Resource Center Bridge. Financial Aid Workshop with RPI | May 8th from 4pm to 5pm: Learn how to apply for a loan Learn how to fill out a FAFSA Learn if you qualify for TAP: Tuition Assistance Program...

ValleyCats Picnic Fundraiser

ValleyCats Picnic Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening of food and baseball to benefit CEO's back-to-school shoe fund! Friday, July 12th, 5:30pm Vs. NJ Jackals Joe Bruno Stadium $30 ticket includes a box seat a pre-game all you can eat buffet Enjoy a pre-game individual dinner that includes BBQ...