We are not about race, ethnicity, religion, or politics.
We are about our own diversity, here in this place, where we all live.
We are about harmony, unity, and working together where we all live.
We are listening for voices, raised in protest, against injustice, inequality, and indifference.
We are about being: “We The People. ”
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of the South End and beyond, by reclaiming the neighborhoods, and by encouraging, engaging, and empowering the communities.
Our values are respect, cooperation, responsibility, and self-improvement. We listen to the needs of the residents; we aggregate their voice; we support them addressing community issues; most importantly, we empower them to stand up for themselves.
Our job is to identify the tools needed for change, and then help the community to access them. We carry out the mission and goals by meeting with community members on a regular basis, launching community building events, and collaborating with community partners. We reclaim vacant lots, organize neighborhood clean-ups, work with neighborhood youth, and engage in public issue advocacy.
AVillage works with many other organizations to bring about change in our community. We are leaders in the movement to make employment and education opportunities available to our youth. We advocate for better education for our children, and employment for our neighbors. AVillage believes that working with others will make for a better and brighter future.
Working to enrich, educate, and empower our community.
Office: 3 Lincoln Square, Albany, NY, 12202 | (518) 451-9849 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Every Thursday, 5:30pm at the CSCC, 20 Warren St. Albany 12202
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