Uptown Summer

Now in our 7th year of collaboration with Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment, Uptown Summer is a 5-week program that gives voice to North Troy’s teens. Our youth work side-by-side with community leaders, media professionals, renowned artists, college professors, urban gardeners, nutritionists, local volunteers, and others. We work together to repair the environmental damage done to this block through years of neglect and industrial pollutants and to tell homegrown stories of hope and justice.

Check out our exciting upcoming activities and art projects:


Check out below our past Uptown Summers to see all the fun!


Click on the portraits to hear and read more about the youth!