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Hudson Valley Community College, NAACP to Co-Sponsor Community Education Block Party in Troy

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, July 14, 2011

The community is invited to "Working Together for A Better Future," an educational block party co-sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College and the Troy NAACP.

The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at 5th Avenue between 102nd and 103rd streets. Workshops on educational resources and building stronger relationships between the community and law enforcement will be offered. Refreshments will be provided by Price Chopper.

The event also will include representatives and activities from The Arts Center of the Capital Region; the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Fidelis Care and Cancer Services Program; Glenmont Job Corps; National Stuttering Association; North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch; Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany; and the Uptown Initiative, among other organizations.

"We want to let the Troy community know the kind of educational resources that are available to them, and we also are showing some community spirit by bringing together various support services and other groups to meet with the community," said Richard E. Bennett III, associate dean of the college.

For more information or to get involved in the event, contact Rachel Moody in Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development at (518) 629-8137 or at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.