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SPOTLIGHT: August Edition
This month's Spotlight is on Schenectady's Heritage Home for Women... read Heritage Home for Women

SCAP Extends our Congratulations to Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for a Successful "Be Book Smart" Campaign
SCAP would like to extend our thanks to RIF, Macy's and everyone out there who supported this year's "Be Book Smart" campaign. Nationwide, they earned nearly 900,000 books for kids in low-income families to help them develop and maintain reading skills. SCAP's Early Learning Centers will be a recipient of the books. Because of you, we are igniting a lifelong joy of reading in children. Thank you.

SCAP Annual Report 2013
Don't miss our 2013 Annual Report which offers highlights from SCAP's continuum of services, including Employment Services, Early Childhood Education and Housing and Community Services. . . read Annual Report

SCAP just released the 2013 SCAP Head Start Annual Report. . . read full report

"Unselfie" have you heard of it?
Many dictionary-makers have named "selfie" the word of the year. Have you heard about the "unselfie?" The Coalition on Human Needs wants you to know "unselfie" is a way of acting on the premise that we're all in this together. Fighting back when millions are denied unemployment benefits or speaking out when young children are deprived of a quality pre-school education -- these are unselfies. It feels good, try it out. By donating to SCAP, you help us do more to stabilize families and strengthen our neighborhoods. You can donate online or mail a check payable to SCAP, Inc. Wouldn't it be something if "unselfie" were the word of theyear in 2014?

Are You a Head Start Graduate? We want to hear from you!

In honor of Head Start's 50th anniversary, we are embarking on a project to celebrate the accomplishments of Head Start graduates in our own community. . . read more

SCAP Launches Story-Sharing Campaign in Recognition of Community Action Month
In May for Community Action Month, SCAP launched the Long Story Short Campaign to raise public awareness to the growing poverty problems in Schenectady County, highlight our customer's success and inspire others to seek help. . . read more

Important SCAP documents now available online

2013 Update to the 2011 Head Start Needs Assessment and the 2013 Update to the 2011 Community Needs Assessment are now posted . . . read more


Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307


Updated 7/25/14




A story-sharing campaign that showcases the strengths of the people we serve.

Each month SCAP spotlights a local organization who has enriched our employment services.






Debra L. Schimpf
Executive Director