"Hope 7 has been a very positive experience for my nephew. Hope 7 has helped him in many ways. He is more sociable around his peers. He is progressing in school thanks to homework help and tutors. The reading tutor,   Mrs. Lois, has been a great help and advocate for my nephew. He enjoys snacks and parties they have for the   kids. All staff are very helpful, friendly, and communicate with us parents. Best after school program!"

                                                                                                                                                                                 -Nina  (E. age 7)

Our after school program is open to Kindergarten through 7th for youth coming from the Troy City schools, Troy Prep, & charter schools in Albany. We are licensed by NYS Office of Child and Family Services and staffed by experienced counselors and Program Coordinator. Programming is diverse with segments set aside for healthy snack time, supervised homework sessions, arts & crafts, and physical recreation developed around children’s age levels and interests, with chess and computer time among their favorites.


Participation is open for all in various clubs such as 3D printing, Junior Forest Rangers, Girl Scouts, Nutrition, and MORE! For those who are musically inclined, violin, keyboard, flute, and cello lessons are available from Emma Willard volunteers.


 We are particularly proud of our children’s involvement in community service work done via their “Kids for Kindness Club” in which the children raise funds to assist a charity or current cause of their choice. To achieve their fund raising goals they hold car washes and recycle bottles and cans. 

This program is partially funded by Rensselaer County Department for Youth.

Program Particulars:

  • Open to all children, grades K through 7, for whom school districts can provide transportation to our Center. Currently all of our students are bused to us from all Troy Elementary Schools, Troy’s Charter School Troy Prep, & Brighter Choice in Albany

  • Calendar: 

    • Care for every regular school day and early dismissals till  6:00pm Monday through Friday

      • Snow days: 9:00-6:00

      • School vacation days: 7-6:00

       *Closed Labor day, Thanksgiving & day after, Christmas day, New Year's day, Memorial day, &              4th of July.

       *Close early at 3 on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

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Full time, part time, and family rates available-please call 518-272-8029 for rates!


Community Center- 1-518-272-8029 

Food Pantry- 1-518-272-1547                      


Community Center- 596 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180

Food Pantry- 520 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180        

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