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PS2 The Opening Doors project supports resiliency through the development of a child’s attachment to one caring adult, and supports literacy by helping the children create storybooks. The classroom component helps the students develop social-emotional skills. The project depends completely upon volunteers and contributions.

Volunteers are needed to:

  1. Help out in the classroom on a regular basis or as needed (the teacher has no aide);
  2. Meet weekly with 2 students to help them write stories and form a supportive relationship with them. (about 2-3 hours per week);
  3. Volunteer as a substitute for above;
  4. Provide financial assistance to fund materials needed for the project or to assist in grant writing and fund raising efforts.

Contact: Katie Haviland


CAPITAL ROOTS - Volunteer Donate


HOPE 7 COMMUNITY CENTER - Volunteer Donate

CAPITAL ROOTS - Volunteer Donate


HOPE 7 COMMUNITY CENTER - Volunteer Donate

Social Activities

Annual Fall Reception hosted by Dr. Jackson An evening reception at a campus venue, a kick-off of the academic year, a welcome to new members and a welcome back to current members. Contact: Edna Mae Reilly


Annual Spring Member Dinner Meeting An evening that includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and membership meeting where new officers are voted in. Contact: Edna Mae Reilly


Campus Tour New to campus? Eager to welcome new folks to campus? Meet up at Evelyn's Cafe in EMPAC every Thursday at 11:30AM to connect with others and enjoy a fabulous lunch masterminded by Chef Jackie. If you're interested, contact: J. Louis Trzepacz


Dinner Parties You don't have to be an expert cook to join this group - we experiment and learn new recipes and types of cooking. This group meets for theme dinners, great conversation, and wine. Contact: Edna Mae Reilly


Monthly Luncheons Timed to meet the schedules of busy people, this group explores interesting places for lunch in the Capital District and its surroundings. You are invited to come alone or with a spouse, partner, or friend. Contact: Heather Galloway


Spring Theatre & Dinner Meet at Katie Haviland's home in downtown Troy for a light potluck supper, then enjoy a theatrical production at the RPI Playhouse on campus. Contact: Katie Haviland


Wine Ohs! Join a fun group for tasting a selection of wines and cheeses. This is a self-perpetuating activity, please bring your calendars. The hosts decide on the theme and price range, and guests share the cost, average cost is $15 per person. Contact: Edna Mae Reilly


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