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Rubin Community Fellows Program seeking applicants for grant funding

The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is now accepting applications for grant funding to support nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Rensselaer County by partnering with local institutions.

Programs considered for grant funding should work toward strengthening the ability to effectively serve the needs of the people of Rensselaer County. Preliminary applications are due March 15, 2017, with final proposals due April 15.

To learn more about the annual grant program and how to apply, go to: or e-mail

Now in its 27th year, The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is a cooperative venture of The Sage Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley Community College, Emma Willard School, and participating agencies of Rensselaer County. The program is administered by The Sage Colleges under the auspices of the Provost’s Office.

Rubin grant recipients for 2016-2017 were:

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc. (TRIP)
Rehabilitating a vacant lot across from the front door of Public School 2 in Troy to create an outdoor classroom while simultaneously eliminating an eyesore from the neighborhood.
Rubin Fellow:
Amy E. Kiley, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Preparation, Hudson Valley Community College

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region
Developing a capstone program for the members of the YWCA-GCR patterned after the successful Signature capstone program at Emma Willard.
Rubin Fellow:
Jon Calos, Instructor and Chair, Science Department, Emma Willard School

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