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.