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Mentor youth in your community

Give Your Child a Head Start

Enroll your child with CEO

Join Our Team!

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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Mom Starts Here Baby Shop Closet

Mom Starts Here Baby Shop Closet

We are excited to announce that CEO recently partnered with Mom Starts Here to open a baby shop closet in CEO’s Bridge building!! The baby shop closet will be stocked with diaper sizes 1-6, bottles, wipes, clothes, and blankets/bibs. The baby shop closet is...

Upcoming Events at the Bridge- July 2024

Upcoming Events at the Bridge- July 2024

Join us at the new CRC Bridge building located at 2328 5th Ave in Troy for FREE community classes → Zumba with Jacquline F in the CRC Bridge Pavilion Monday July 8th, 12:30-1:30PM → Credit Card Management with NYS Division of Consumer Protection Tuesday July 9th,...

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...