Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen

Pride Month is recognized around the world, to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. It takes place every June, in honor of the historic June 1969 Stonewall Uprising, which helped kickstart the Gay Rights Movement. It’s a month not just to celebrate, but to remember, to honor, to raise awareness, and to support. This June, there wereContinue reading “Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen”

Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way

“Juneteenth is important because it is the beginning of our history.” – Lashawn Hawkins, Founder of the I Can Breathe and I Will Speak organization in Fulton County New York CapNY Celebrations June 19th. Many Americans know that date as Juneteenth, a federal holiday that acknowledges and commemorates the legal ending of slavery in theContinue reading “Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way”

CapNY Community: Free Food Fridge Albany

Jammella Anderson, the founder of Free Food Fridge Albany, wanted to make fresh, perishable food available to marginalized communities. Food accessibility was already an issue, and the pandemic compounded these problems. So Jammella and a group of volunteers decided to take action with a community food project in Albany. Times Magazine Recognizes Jammella In theContinue reading “CapNY Community: Free Food Fridge Albany”

CapNY Community Impact: Street Soldiers

The amazing spirit of CapNY’s generosity shines bright in Street Soldiers. What started in 2016 as a small grassroots effort by founders Renee and Mike Fahey has grown into a tri-city initiative that helps hundreds of people every week. Providing Essentials On Thursdays in Troy, Fridays in Albany and Sundays in Schenectady, those who areContinue reading “CapNY Community Impact: Street Soldiers”

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