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Albany Community Action Partnership

ACAP is a federally designated Community Action Agency, providing programs and resources to low-income families living in Albany County, New York. We serve thousands of families each year by providing services through three departments:

- Community & Career Services: Career pathway program which includes a variety of services include career planning and readiness, occupational training and certification, job placement assistance, retention services, free income tax preparation services, and food pantry assistance.

- Early Childhood Education: Educational programs for children ages 6 months to 5-years-old including Head Start, Universal Pre-K, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership, and other family support services.

- Energy Services: Home weatherization services designed to make homes more energy efficient, helping decrease household energy usage by reducing heating and cooling costs and promoting home health and safety issues.
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The Albany Community Action Partnership is:
- A trusted and reliable leader in community relationships.
- A strong and collaborative team that communicates well and works in alignment with its values and goals.
- A good neighbor, investing in human and financial resources in the communities around us.
- A leading advocate, naming and breaking down societal barriers to economic self-sufficiency.
- An innovator and collaborator, allied with other organizations that seek creative, intentional solutions to longtime challenges and changing community needs.
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ACAP partners with families and communities to expand opportunities and build stronger networks to foster upward economic growth.... Read more


Our community includes a diverse array of people and institutions. We respect this diversity, each person's life circumstances, and the privacy of every individual we serve. We recognize that we are stronger by working together and by accepting our differences as well as our commonalities.

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Early Childhood Education Teachers at Graduation
Energy Services Technician doing weatherization on a home.
Senior Employment Specialist with two customers who both earned health care certifications.
The ACAP staff at our 2022 End of Year Event.