Earth Day Cleanup
At 3 p.m. this Thursday, April 22, we’ll be co-hosting an Earth Day community cleanup and cookout with music and conversation at Ezra Prentice Homes, 625 South Pearl Street in Albany. We are sponsoring this event with our partner, the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, as well as Albany Housing Authority. Public health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be in place for this event.
Partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area
This past year, we’ve seen firsthand the tremendous impact of nonprofits and community-based organizations. At Global, we’ve grown our work with the Boys & Girls Club of Albany. Here are just a few areas we’re proud to support.
- Helping Start the Ezra Prentice Programs. The Boys & Girls Club has built programs to provide after school support, teen-focused courses, and virtual-learning support at Ezra Prentice. We love how the Club comes into the community, serving kids and families in a hyper-local manner. We’re proud to have helped on the team that started these programs, and we will continue to support them. Global also supported other programs like Friday Teen Night, summer and fall scholastic basketball programs and the Club STEAM initiatives.
- Ongoing Support for Food Programs. We know there is an ongoing need for fresh and healthy food. We appreciate the Club’s work to provide meals to the community. We help support that work through donations and via meal delivery, which we provide from our Alltown Fresh® convenience market in Schenectady, New York.
- Joining the Board. After years of working as a volunteer, Global Community Liaison Mark Bobb-Semple has joined the board of the Boys & Girls Club. He brings his background in community engagement and passion for building youth programs to the board.
In addition to our work with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area, we are pleased to partner with Giffen Memorial Elementary School, supporting their community school advisory board.
We are also supporting the street outreach organization, Just Be Ready with their “Grab and Go” meal delivery program to neighbors in Albany’s south and north end. Global employees are continuing their volunteer work with the Lark Street Business Improvement District to help with the beautification of Lark Street.
Finally, Global is sponsoring the Ujamaa Market, a market where predominantly Black-owned small businesses sell artisan goods. Community engagement is a core value for Global, and we’re pleased to support these initiatives.
Permit Renewal Updates
Our permit renewal modification continues to work its way through the process, and we are in regular correspondence with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. You can read our application and learn more on our website. There will be opportunities to engage in the future, and we’ll be sure to let you know well in advance.
Please reach out with any questions you have. We hope to talk with you soon.