Unique Boutique is helping meet the needs of local children and families by offering students the opportunity to ‘shop’ clothing and other essential items. Learn more here!
SERVING GOD BY SERVING FOOD
The Times Union recently visited our Dining Center to speak with our Director of Food Services about what goes into preparing and serving nearly 600 meals each day.
THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Check out this WNYT News coverage to hear from Angela Williams, Director of the Family Life Center, about how gatherings such as these can aid in healing a hurting heart.
For most of her adult life, Sarah found herself stuck in a devastating cycle of homelessness, addiction, and abuse. Being familiar with City Mission, Sarah knew this was where she must come to be saved.
Happily employed and heavily involved in his church, Ryan was content with the path he was on in life…but tragedy struck when Ryan suffered the unexpected loss of his son.
WELCOMING A NEW BUILDING
Earlier this month, we were blessed to come alongside partners, staff, and friends to welcome a new building at City Mission. Check this out to learn more!
Ramone was caught in a cycle of bad decision-making for most of his life and saw no other path for himself… until a fellow resident urged him to give City Mission a chance.
LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH MIKE SACCOCIO
In this inspiring podcast interview, Executive Director Mike Saccocio joins host Dan Jason to discuss the ‘Power of God’s Love & Redemption.’
FREIGHT FARM AT CITY MISSION
Through a trusted partnership with SEFCU, City Mission received a Freight Farm, located right next to the Administration building on our campus.
WGY RADIO INTERVIEW WITH MIKE SACCOCIO
Executive Director, Mike Saccocio, recently had the opportunity to speak with WGY’s Diane Donato about exciting new developments happening at City Mission.
BUILDING A PLACE TO LEARN
When the pandemic first started, we needed to make some changes to equip the children staying at our Family Life Center to be able to succeed at school.
These beautiful farm stands, built at City Mission, are now located at our Dining Center. Guests can select items they need when they pick-up their to-go meals.
BUILDING BETTER LIVES
When Canino arrived at the Mission, he was faced with the tough reality that he would have to truly change his life, if he really wanted to get better.
WOMEN FIND FAITH, PURPOSE AT CITY MISSION
Since our Family Life Center opened in 2003, it has been a safe refuge for homeless women and children, providing emergency and long-term shelter.
MORE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
In February 2021, we began demolition of two older buildings on Lafayette Street to create space for a new building which will house 10 apartments, as well as a Wellness Center.
In order to help the students living at our Family Life Center, we recently created a special learning space called “Noah’s Ark” to be used as a virtual learning classroom.
Thanksgiving 2020 looked different at City Mission due to COVID-19. Instead of gathering together in our Dining Center, to-go meals were distributed to hungry people.
VIRTUAL BANQUET 2020
Join us for our first virtual banquet as we share behind-the-scenes tour and inspiring stories of how your partnership is making a difference at City Mission!
THE UNCONVENTIONAL PATH
Executive Director, Mike Saccocio, recently shared about the exciting and innovative things happening at City Mission on The Unconventional Path podcast.
We have been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 in our community. We are dedicated to providing care to our residents.
In December 2019, we cut the ribbon on 8 new Transitional Housing apartments on Lafayette Street and celebrated with the new tenants!
POLICE GIVE BACK
New recruits from the Schenectady Police Department served lunch at our Dining Center. It’s a great way to build positive relationships in our community.
Fatherhood is an important topic. We are passionate about equipping men with the skills they need to be caring and involved fathers in the lives of their children.
The Health Ambassadors, part of Empower Health, bring their unique history and backgrounds to equip others to lead healthier lives.
We were recently awarded the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to transparency for the fourth year in a row!
In the summer of 2019, we began construction of 8 new apartments to expand our Transitional Housing program to support our graduates.
PIZZA ON A MISSION
Jerry Riggi, who used to own Riggi’s Pizza in Schenectady, now volunteers his time to teach our residents about making dough from scratch.
2019 ANNUAL BANQUET
At this year’s annual banquet, we celebrated the amazing things City Mission donors are doing on our campus and throughout our community for 113 years!
City Mission of Schenectady unveiled the new headquarters of its Schenectady Works program at 816 Union St. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
2018 ANNUAL BANQUET
At this year’s annual banquet, we celebrated the amazing things City Mission donors are doing on our campus and throughout our community!
OPERATION WARM & SAFE
Sleeping outside is dangerous. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold.
A CHRISTMAS WISH
When Carol arrived at City Mission, she was in a state of despair. She came with her young daughter, Katie, and they were frightened, nervous and unsure of what to expect.
When Lisa received devastating news of the death of her brother and nephew, it impacted her deeply. At the same time, her health began to fail. “It just felt like I was losing everything.”
2017 GOLF WITH A MISSION
On September 18th, we hosted our 5th annual “Golf with a Mission” tournament at the Mohawk Golf Club to benefit City Mission’s employment program.
2017 ANNUAL BANQUET
At this year’s 111th anniversary banquet, we celebrated “The Power of One.” It was a wonderful time of as over 1,100 people joined us over the course of three nights.
MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN
During the month of March, SEFCU has generously agreed to match gifts given through their secure online donation form, up to $4,500.