"It Takes A Village..."

For the last 10 years, residents of Albany's South End have come together to address neighborhood concerns through AVillage, a community-driven organization dedicated to fostering creative collaborations to improve the quality of life for residents of the South End and beyond 

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South End Farmers Market


EJ for Ezra Prentice


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celebration of progress 2019 is right around the corner! Join us february 28 @ the nys museum

February Community meetings

February 7: Economic Development

What tools do we have to make our community a great place to do business? How do we ensure that developments in our neighborhood are community-driven? Led by Jahkeen Hoke, Executive Director of AVillage and Co-Founder & Chief Development Office of 4th Family.

Thursday, February 7 @ 5:30p

The Collabratory, 3 Lincoln Square, Morton Avenue

February 21: Life's Roller Coaster

How do we deal with stress in environments where major stressors seem to be never-ending? How do violence, loss, and our environment affect our ability to cope? Led by Lisa Good, Founder & Director of Urban Grief and former Director of SNUG.

Thursday, February 21 @ 5:30p

Albany Housing Authority, 200 South Pearl Street

Environmental Justice NOW!

Support South End residents in forging an equitable and sustainable future for our city. Your donation helps us advocate for residents rights to a healthy environment, build community gardens, and more! 

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Calling ALL Agents of change


Celebration of Progress 2019

Thursday, February 28

The 6th Annual C.O.P. will be a trip down memory lane as we look back on the last 10 years of AVillage and honor the work of our founder, Willie White. Have an hour to spare to help us get our space suited up for the celebration?

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Environmental & Climate Justice: From Puerto Rico to Albany

Saturday, March 16

Build your activist toolbox as we explore EJ challenges and community-driven solutions with notable local organizers! The time is now to forge alliances with the power to bring healing and equity to communities affected by environmental injustices on a local and global scale. 

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South End Earth Day

Saturday, April 27
Help develop a vibrant and sustainable local food system in the South End! We'll be transforming vacant lots into community spaces, building raised beds, and preparing community gardens for planting! Ready to get your hands dirty?  

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