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Organizations Serving the South End of Albany and Community Partners

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Community Conversation co-facilitator: 
Edwards Grimes Carrion
Executive Director 
Grand Street Community Arts
(518) 209-6617

About the community:
Grand Street Community Arts was formed by concerned neighbors in the Mansion Neighborhood in 2003 as a way to bridge the cultural and economic divides in the neighborhood. The organization (originally named Mansion Community Arts) received its designation as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization from the IRS and negotiated the purchase of the former St. Anthony’s Church, a long-vacant cornerstone of the community and a link with its immigrant past.

This Community Conversation included representatives from Grand Street Community Arts, The Free School in Albany, Youth FX, Youth Organics, The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, The Capital Region Refugee Roundtable, The Baby Institute, Habitat for Humanity Capital District, Trinity Alliance, Albany Housing Authority, The Albany Barn, The Albany Police Department, and WMHT. 

Learn more about the community: 
Grand Street Community Arts
Youth FX
Youth Organics
The Free School
The Radix Center
The Capital Region Refugee Roundtable
The Baby Institute
Habitat For Humanity Capital District
Trinity Alliance
Albany Housing Authority
The Albany Barn
The Albany Police Department

Themes from the conversation:
Sustainable Community Development
Arts and Food Security