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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:

    $11 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 Start-Childcare Partnerships; Universal Pre-Kindergarten

  • Major Partners:

    Albany Community Action Partnership; BCNI; Brightside Up; CARES of NY, Inc; Catholic Charities; City of Schenectady; The Community Builders; DePaul Housing; Ellis Medicine; Fulmont Community Action Agency; Hometown Health Centers; Legal Aid Society of NENY; Schenectady City School District; Schenectady Community Ministries (SICM); Schenectady County; Schenectady County Public Library; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital; The Schenectady Foundation; SUNY Schenectady; The Wright Family Foundation; YWCA of Northeastern NY

Our Mission

In partnership with the community, SCAP creates and implements lasting solutions for people of all ages to move out of poverty.


Our Vision

SCAP envisions a community without poverty 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
  • Feels invested in and connected to the community, and
  • Has equitable access to health and wellness supports


Meet Our Leadership

Adelaide Haberbush

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 518.374.9181

Naomi Wood

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
CFO | Finance
Phone: 518.374.9181

Daniel Beck

Director | Grant Writing, Compliance & Communications
Phone: 518.374.9181

Gabrielle Perry

CHRO | Human Resources
Phone: 518.374.9181

Debra Schimpf

SCAP Campus Administrator
Phone: 518.374.9181
Schenectady Community Action Program

Board of Directors

2023/2024

Board Meetings

Schedule
Consumer Sector
  • Beth D. Munderville
  • Alexandria Carver
  • Dawn Oliver
Private Sector
  • Maxine Brisport
    President
  • Mark Russo
    Treasurer
  • Abbe Kovacik
  • Brandy Bouldin
Public Sector
  • Miriam Cajuste
    Vice President
    Representing County Legislature Chairman Jasenki, Sr.
  • Michael Godlewski

    Village Justice of Scotia

  • Lisa Weber
    Secretary

    Representing Phil Fields, Deputy Chairman, Schenectady County Legislature

  • Tatiana Alcantara

    Representing Keith Brown,
    Director of Schenectady County Public Health Services

  • September 20, 2023
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • October 18, 2023
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • November 15, 2023
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • February 21, 2024
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • March 20, 2024
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • May 15, 2024
    Board Meeting | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting |4:30 PM
  • June 12, 2024
    Board Annual Meeting &
    Election of Officers | 5:00 PM
    Finance Committee Meeting | 4:30 PM

Unless otherwise noted, all board meetings held via Zoom.