"It Takes A Village..."

Since 2010, residents of Albany’s South End have come together to address their concerns through AVillage.  Now in our second decade, we work to create sustainable solutions that empower the neighborhood as a whole.


March 5, 2020

Save the Date!

Celebration of Progress

Our Annual Fundraising Dinner

Thursday, March 5

 New York State Museum

April 27, 2020

 South End Earth Day

 Help develop a vibrant and sustainable local food system in the South End! Join us as we transform vacant lots into cozy community spaces, build raised gardens beds, prepare community gardens for planting, and more!  A block party close the day with live music, great food, and great folks to celebrate! Ready to get your hands dirty? 

Our Programs

Community Gardens


South End Farmers Market


EJ for Ezra Prentice


Innovation Blocks


Corner Canvas




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


Economic Justice

 Our neighborhood needs empowerment: worker-owned and worker-managed businesses, streets filled with activity, places where we can gather to share fresh air, healthy food, ideas and plans. We need to come together, learn together, and use all the resources that are available to build a neighborhood we can be proud of. 


Environmental & Social Justice

Our job is to bring the tools and resources that we need to make this neighborhood our own. Our work began with demanding access to public transportation, and with activities and advocacy that turned vacant lots into gardens. We now seek to build community-based frameworks for environmental, economic and social justice.