Youth Employment Site


AVillage is an employment site for the Albany LIGHT Summer Youth Employment Program.


The Mosaic Project


​This fall Breathing Lights illuminated vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, showing off some of our most difficult neighborhood problems and inviting the larger community to observe, comment and imagine a better future for neighborhoods like the South End. 

AVilla​ge..., Inc.

​Working to enrich, educate, and empower our community.

"I enjoyed going on field trips...the program has taught me to take better care of my community and help out with recycling and gardening. It has also taught me to be mindful of what happens to the Earth" 
  - Francine, 2015 AVillage summer youth employee 


"AVillage has taught me about plants, different types of vegetables and fruits, and most of all team work" 
  -Indeeyah, 2015 AVillage summer youth employee 

"If I had to describe this program I would say its a welcoming environment/work space that tries to better the South-End community. This program helped me break out of being shy, handing out flyers was a major help" 
  -Carnesha, 2015 AVillage summer youth employee