Now in our 7th year of collaboration with Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment, Uptown Summer is a 5-week program that gives voice to Rensselaer County teens. Youth work side-by-side with community leaders, media professionals, renowned artists, college professors, scientists, historians, and many 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.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.