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Healthy You 2017 Wellness Screenings

Healthy You


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Are you interested in working in the construction industry?

Informational Meetings on
Applying for Jobs in Construction

Kasselman Electric, AVillage, Trinity Alliance, and Albany County Legislator Sam Fein are hosting an event on January 21, 2017, at 10 AM at the Capital South Campus Center (20 Warren St, Albany, NY 12202) to provide information to community members on how to apply for employment in the construction industry.

This group of community and business leaders is aiming to expand construction employment opportunities to residents of the South End. Kasselman Electric, located on Broad Street in the South End, is committed to making a difference in the community.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Albany County Legislator Sam Fein at samfein6@gmail.com or 518-362-8380.


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AHA Board Meeting Dates for 2017



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The Homeless Action Committee (HAC) Winter Newsletter is Here!

The Homeless Action Committee (HAC) is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless people and advocating for permanent solutions to the problems of homelessness. HAC operates permanent Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing for people who had been living on the streets for years and who have alcoholism. This SRO has helped countless people to get off the streets, have a home, and begin making changes in their lives. HAC is also the proud operators of the Outreach Van program which assists hundreds of people on the streets each year by providing them with compassionate human contact, a listening ear, food, clothing, blankets, referrals and transportation to area services. Please click the link below to read the current newsletter and help the HAC achieve its goal of helping the homeless in our region.

HAC Winter 2016 Newsletter


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True African Performance Dance Company


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Environmental Career Opportunities for Young Adults


NYS Excelsior Conservation Flyer

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Flu Shot Available!


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Do You Want To Register To Vote? – Voter Registration Night At Capital South Campus Center


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Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) Launches!

A letter from the W.A.G.E. Center:

September 19, 2016


I am delighted to announce that the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) is launching the Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) this fall.  JRAP is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Second Chance Act funds.  The goal of JRAP is to assist young people with reintegrating back into their communities.  LASNNY is partnering with the Albany Housing Authority (AHA) and the “Working to Achieve Gainful Employment” (W.A.G.E.) Center to implement this program.

The program will assist young people up to age 24 who have juvenile or criminal records residing in public housing, or who would be able to reside in public housing if they did not have a record.  The services provided will assist individuals with: sealing and/or correcting juvenile or adult records as permitted by New York State law, counseling regarding legal rights and obligations in relation to searching for employment, and alleviating collateral consequences associated with reentering the community.  LASNNY is eager to begin assisting our community with overcoming obstacles in accessing public housing, gaining employment, and pursuing educational opportunities, obstacles which are often brought on by criminal justice involvement and rap sheets.

As a valued community organization and ally in social justice, I would encourage you to contact me at (518) 533-5935, or via e-mail at cshukla@lasnny.org for more information and to discuss establishing a simple referral relationship.  I am happy to meet with you and your organization to discuss this program in depth and answer any questions.  Please note: I will be holding office hours at the W.A.G.E. Center on 200 Green Street in Albany on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.  In addition, on Wednesday, September 21st, the W.A.G.E. Center and Legal Aid will be holding a Legal Information Workshop from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at AHA’s 200 South Pearl Street, First Floor conference room.  Clients can feel free to drop in during office hours and/or attend the workshop for more information.  Clients can request assistance by calling me directly at (518) 533-5935 during business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your attention and I look forward to working together on this new initiative.


Chaula Shukla
Staff Attorney


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Albany Community Health Day


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