Events and Opportunities

Cosmetology Lab at John Howe Library

Come learn about the history and science of cosmetology, learn new techniques, and create your own natural hair care products! In partnership with Ms. Lakisha Foy, professional licensed cosmetologist and natural haircare specialist, and RPI, tweens and teens engaged in this 9-week program will explore natural hair care and braiding as a pathway for future STEM innovations. Previous participants in this program have gone on to create and sell their own products following this program; there is no limit to what you can achieve! Registration is required: please register online or by phone at (518) 472-9485.

For ages 11-17.

Dates & Times:

4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018


Howe Library  - Large Meeting Room


DEC and State Parks Announce Expanded 2018 First-Time Camper Program for 2018

For more information on the First Time Camper Program, including how-to videos for
campers, visit DEC’s website at

The City School District of Albany  school calendar for 2018-19. 

Capital Region Site Maps for Drug Take Back Day—this Saturday, April 28

Job and Career Opportunities

Machinist Apprentice Positions at Watervliet Arsenal

Shift Supervisor Position (Residential and Commercial)

 Are you ready for the next step in your career? Would you like to be part of a Company that provides training and a clear direct path for advancement?

Mission: To handle any and all tasks that allow the commercial manager to operate within their “sweet spot”
Pay Scale: $12.50 per hour to start, $13.00 per hour for 6 months of good reviews and progress and $13.50 per hour after a year of good reviews and increased responsibility.

Duties, Functions and Tasks: Trained by manager for all job duties listed below

  • Responsible for overall client satisfaction
  • Responsible for OTJ training of new employees
  • Responsible for disciplinary action in the field amongst cleaning techs
  • Responsible for account inspections, each account 2x/month
  • Must update account inspection notes promptly (by the end of the next business day)
  • In charge of moving paper products to appropriate sites
  • Handles all paperwork to sign out paper products, serves as the liaison between the field and the office
  • Fill in for absent employees
  • Organize labor in the field, move team members around as necessary when absences occur
  • Performance reviews for cleaning techs
  • Actively recruit for employees
  • Learn and perform floor cleaning tasks as necessary
  • Communicate often and thoroughly with manager to provide updates regarding any personnel, disciplinary situations, successes in the field, ideas for improving processes, etc.
  • Communicate clearly with cleaning techs regarding any changes in company policies, processes, etc.
  • Discuss the plan of attack to obtain new accounts with your Manager
  • Set up new accounts

  • Client complaints
  • Paper product costs
  • Commercial Account inspection grades
  • Training hours logged
  • Cleaning Technician Performance
  • Absences
  • Ability follow processes
  • Ability to teach processes
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of Management and staff
  • Cleaning and floor care performance
  • Comfortability with conflict and conflict resolution

Team Members:

  • Other supervisors
  • Cleaning Techs

1 Year Goal:

  • Train and develop 5 cleaning technicians to become future leaders in the organization
  • 100% client satisfaction
  • $0 in paper product loss
  • 40 hours per week

H.I.R.E. Criteria
  • Organized
  • Focused
  • Good listener
  • Process oriented
  • Effective Communicator
  • Structured
  • Disciplined
  • Task Completion
  • Goal Orientated
  • Detail Oriented
  • Exhibits personal integrity
  • High Emotional Intelligence
  • Reads others well
  • Communicates well both in person and on the phone
  • Ability to learn and follow new processes (adapts to change quickly)
  • Outgoing
  • Team Player
  • High Integrity
  • Honest
  • Driven to succeed
  • Coachable/Willing to learn
  • Culture and Structure Fit
  • Excited for the Role

  • Not necessary, we can coach a new supervisor through their processes
  • Previous experience in the janitorial industry a plus

DCS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Please contact recruiter: Anna Marciano at 518-495-7415 or to learn more about this opportunity.


The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling more
than 4,200 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, defined by dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff - all focused on transforming the lives of our students.
JOB SUMMARY: Maintain the safety and security of campus employees, students, and facilities.

Patrol campus and perimeter on foot, bicycle and by motor vehicle while maintaining radio contact with campus security dispatcher.

Enforce College regulations and correct parking conditions

Remove safety hazards

Maintain security of all buildings and members of campus community

Inspect assigned buildings on each tour for conditions of door locks, fire exit signs, and windows

Inspect all exterior and security lighting and checks for illegal entry on all night tours

Respond to calls and participate in investigations of incidents as needed

Provides comprehensive notes and summaries to the Computerized Incident Reporting System, Dispatcher's Daily Log and Card Access system as required by department procedures.

Conducts resident alarm checks and fire drills during semester

Provide security escort for students, staff, and faculty to and from campus buildings

Answer calls when assigned dispatch duty

Issue parking tickets

Direct patrons to appropriate parking during special events

Provide access to locked facilities on campus

Maintain constant communication with the Security Dispatcher while on duty

Provide courier service to Bursar and Business Offices

Follows established college policies and procedures, including the timely use of email to routinely communicate with supervisor and others as required, time reporting procedures, and equipment check in/check out during shift.

High School graduate/or GED required

A valid NYS Security Guard license is required at the time of hire

Ability to walk extensively across multiple areas of campus up to 5 miles/day, as well as standing for long periods of time is required.

Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, lifts, as well as occasionally reach, stoop, crouch, sit, and kneel.

A valid NYS driver's license, with no more than 2 moving violation convictions and/or accidents within the past 40 months required.

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice preferred

Six months previous experience in a security enforcement position preferred

First Aid/ CPR /AED certification is preferred; if not certified, must complete required on the job training and obtain CPR certification.

Familiarity with key systems and fire alarms is preferred

Ability to interact in a service oriented and professional manner with members of the campus community and general public.


Please visit or to apply to the position directly, visit:

South End Neighborhood Association Meeting

South End Neighborhood Association Meeting
 Tuesday, April 24, 2018  at 6 PM 

Where:  John A. Howe Library, 105 Schuyler St, Albany NY 12202
Large Meeting Room
(Use Broad Street Entrance after 6pm)
Announcements Events,  Community Concerns 6:00-6:30
Albany City School District Budget Presentation 6:30-7:00

The budget vote this year will be accompanied by school board elections. There are three seats up for election this year. The May 15 ballot also will include a separate proposal to create a new Capital Reserve Fund that would be used for future facilities projects.

To stay up to date on the budget-development process, please visit  2018-19 Budget Development section.

Watervliet Arsenal Machinist Apprentice Positions

April Events

Albany Board of Education District's 2018-2019 Budget Proposal

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has two meetings scheduled to make final decisions about the district’s 2018-19 budget proposal.

The board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be at Albany High School; Tuesday’s meeting is dedicated to budget discussions only.

Please also note that the budget vote this year will be accompanied by school board elections. There are three seats up for election this year. The May 15 ballot also will include a separate proposal to create a new Capital Reserve Fund that would be used for future facilities projects.

To stay up to date on the budget-development process, please visit our 2018-19 Budget Development section.    


City of Albany Seeks Input for New Permanent Police Chief

Albany, NY - The City of Albany is seeking community input to help select a permanent Police Chief to lead the Albany Police Department. The City of Albany, along with a national search firm, Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., will host a series of community forums to provide Albany residents with an opportunity to share their thoughts on the personal characteristics and professional experience that are most important for the individual leading the Albany Police Department.
“The Albany Police Department is a national leader in advancing critical public safety initiatives that build trust within our diverse community,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “As we seek to select a new Police Chief, we are committed to listening to all our residents. Input from Albany neighborhoods is critical to helping recruit and select the right Chief. My hope is that residents will come to a forum to ensure their voices are heard.”
The community forums have been scheduled as follows:
•     Sunday, April 15 – 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Capital South Campus Center Community Rooms (20 Warren Street)
•     Monday, April 16 – 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Albany Public Library Washington Avenue Branch Community Room (161 Washington Avenue)
•     Tuesday, April 17 – 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center (340 Whitehall Road)

Youth FX World Premiere Screening: April 19th & April 24th

Albany's award winning Youth FX program will host the World Premiere of our 2018 short films on Thursday April 19th @ 7pm at the Landmark's Spectrum 8 Theatres. There will also be an encore screening on April 24th @ 7pm***

Both screenings will feature short narrative films and documentaries and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and program directors.

$25/Benefactor Ticket

$10/General Adult Ticket
$8/Student Ticket
*Discount Tickets for youth groups - email:

Advance Tickets Available Online:
April 19th @ 7pm
April 24th @ 7pm
Watch the trailer:

Proceeds from the 2 screenings will go towards supporting our summer program which is FREE for all City of Albany residents.

***Please note that our screening is rated PG-13 as some of our films have strong language, intense scenes and explore teen issues***


The City of Albany Commission on Human Rights Presents the 9th Annual Human Rights Recognition Reception
City of Albany Commission on Human Rights  Annual Recognition Reception honoring those individuals and organizations within the City of Albany who best exemplify the Commission’s objective of fostering a climate of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding among all groups living and working in the City.
This year's honorees are the South End Children's Cafe, Mrs. Nell Stokes, and Family Promise of the Capital Region.
The Reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Rotunda of City Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.