Schenectady Community Action Program

Agency Highlights
  • Staff:
    150
  • Agency Budget:
    $10 million
  • Funding Sources:
    Federal, State and Local Government, Foundations/Private
  • Served:
    7,500 individuals annually
  • Core Programs: :
    Community Resource Network; Resource Navigation; Homelessness Prevention and Court Advocacy; Transitional and Permanent Housing; Employer Resource Network; Career Readiness; Employment Search and Job Retention; Individual and Systemic Advocacy; Head Start; Early Head StartChildcare Partnerships; Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • Major Partners:
    Ellis Medicine; Schenectady County Public Library; Schenectady City School District; Scotia-Glenville School District; Capital District Childcare Council; Schenectady County Community College; YWCA of Northeastern NY; Legal Aid Society of NENY; Catholic Charities; Schenectady Community Ministries (SICM); Albany Community Action Partnership; Fulmont Community Action; Richardson Brands; Amsterdam Printing; Townsend Leather; Nathan Littauer Hospital; Hometown Health Centers; DePaul Housing; The Community Builders
  • Staff:
    150
  • Agency Budget:
    $10 million
  • Funding Sources:
    Federal, State and Local Government, Foundations/Private
  • Served:
    7,500 individuals annually
  • Core Programs: :
    Community Resource Network; Resource Navigation; Homelessness Prevention and Court Advocacy; Transitional and Permanent Housing; Employer Resource Network; Career Readiness; Employment Search and Job Retention; Individual and Systemic Advocacy; Head Start; Early Head StartChildcare Partnerships; Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • Major Partners:
    Ellis Medicine; Schenectady County Public Library; Schenectady City School District; Scotia-Glenville School District; Capital District Childcare Council; Schenectady County Community College; YWCA of Northeastern NY; Legal Aid Society of NENY; Catholic Charities; Schenectady Community Ministries (SICM); Albany Community Action Partnership; Fulmont Community Action; Richardson Brands; Amsterdam Printing; Townsend Leather; Nathan Littauer Hospital; Hometown Health Centers; DePaul Housing; The Community Builders
Our Mission
In partnership with the community, SCAP develops and implements lasting solutions for people of all ages to move out of poverty.

Our Vision

SCAP envisions a community without poverty where everyone’s health, wellness and safety is a priority and where everyone:

  • Has safe and affordable housing
  • Has quality education and learning experiences
  • Seeking employment can earn a livable wage
  • Is treated with dignity and respect and
  • Feels invested in and connected to the community

Meet Our Leadership

Debra Schimpf

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 518.374.9181

Adelaide Haberbush

Director | Early Learning
Phone: 518.377.8539

Chari Jones

Director | Behavioral Health Services
Phone: 518.374.9181

Elise Martin

Director | Community Services
Phone: 518.374.9181

Rebecca Galick

Director | Finance
Phone: 518.374.9181

Deborah Giroux

Director | Program Development
Phone: 518.374.9181

Gabrielle Perry

Director | Human Resources
Phone: 518.374.9181

Matthew Stankus

Director | Communications
Phone: 518.374.9181
Schenectady Community Action Program

Board of Directors

2021/2022

Board Meetings

Schedule
Consumer Sector
  • Beth D. May
  • Linda Kellerher
  • Dawn Oliver
    Vide President
Private Sector
  • Maxine Brisport
    President
  • Mark Russo
    Treasurer
  • Abbe Kovacik
  • Brandy Bouldin
Public Sector
  • Miriam Cajuste
    Representing County Legislature Chairman Jasenki, Sr.
  • Michael Godlewski
    Representing Phil Fields, Deputy Chairman, Schenectady County Legislature
  • Heather Gray
    Representing Stephen Signore, Public Defender
  • Brandy Bouldin
  • Lisa Weber
    Secretary
    Representing Denise Murphy McGraw, Niskayuna Town Board
  • September 15, 2021
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • October 20, 2021
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • November 17, 2021
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • February 16, 2022
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • March 16, 2022
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • May 18, 2022
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • June 15, 2022
    Board Annual Meeting &
    Election of Officers | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting | 4:30 PM
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings held at
913 Albany Street, Schenectady NY 12307.
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  • Phone: 518-374-9181
  • Fax: 518-374-9190
  • 913 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12307

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