Community Service

A.L.L. members presenting personal care products to EOC staff person.The Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) offers several programs each year that are free and open to the general public. These include a six-week winter Storytellers Series, Lunch and Learns and an AARP driver education program.

Twice a year, at the Holiday Party and the Annual Meeting/Luncheon, Academy members donate hundreds of personal care products to the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). These are especially appreciated by EOC's clients , since such items are not covered by food stamps. The Academy also collects used eyeglasses donated by its members to present to the Lions Club for distribution to third world countries.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) has sponsored scholarships for Capital Region Empire State College students and has also supported the NIE (Newspapers in Education) program of "The Saratogian." This program provides newspapers to classrooms in the area (elementary to high school) which teachers use for reading, writing, current events, math and other lessons.

Academy members are also very active as community volunteers. Below is a list of some of the organizations to which they contribute their time and talents:

  • Adirondack Mountain Club
  • Albany Public Schools (Reading Tutor)
  • Community Service Board
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • The EOC Soup Kitchen
  • The Film Forum
  • The Food Pantry
  • The Historical Society of Saratoga Springs
  • The Community Hospice of Saratoga
  • The Hyde Museum
  • Local churches and synagogues
  • The National Dance Museum
  • Advisory Board of RSVP/Office of the Aging
  • The Salvation Army
  • Saratoga County Arts Council
  • Saratoga County Cooperative Extension
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs
  • Stillwater Free Library
  • West Sand Lake Elementary Schools
  • World Awareness Children's Museum
  • The Yaddo Garden Association
  • Saratoga County Home Delivered Meal Program
  • Saratoga County Maplewood Manor Nursing Home