Community Matters November 2012

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.

Harris Oberlander, CEO
15 Trinity Place
Albany, NY 12202
Phone (518) 449-5155 ext 116
Fax (518) 689-0379
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region
Facebook:Trinity Alliance Albany
Founded in 1912 by Episcopal Pastor Reverend Creighton Storey, Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region is known for its pioneering programs in social service and health and wellness delivery. Trinity is a Settlement House that was established to meet the needs of European immigrants at the turn of the century.
The organization’s mission is “To provide services to the community that will support and promote healthy families, adults and children. Our agency is dedicated to improving the neighborhood as a setting for family life, contributing to health and well-being, and promoting education and employment as a means of self-development.”
Some of Trinity’s innovations include becoming the first of only six afterschool programs in all of New York State to be accredited in 2010 under newly promulgated highest industry standards; the presence of neighborhood establishments in every inner-city neighborhood supporting broad social involvement and grassroots voluntarism; its SNUG violence intervention program which has seen a year over year 61 percent reduction in city shootings; economic and community (re)development projects, including the introduction of a new CDTA bus line bringing inner city residents more efficiently to the major employment corridors in the city; primary family support programs aimed at keeping families intact; and cradle-to-grave health and wellness services, including a language development program for children up to three years and Dancing With Our Elders Latin dance for senior adults.
The crown jewel of Trinity’s economic redevelopment strategy is the process of the 18,000-square-foot, $5 million Capital South Campus Center being created to advance higher education on Morton Avenue in the City of Albany. Additionally, Trinity just announced a partnership with the University at Albany College of Nanoscience and Engineering to create a K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce development center on the same site.
To learn more, visit Trinity Alliance’s website.

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