March 28, 2014

It’s Almost Time to Give OUT Again!

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

The 1st Annual Give OUT Day, May 9th 2013, raised over $600,000! Close to 5,500 individuals supported over 400 LGBTQ nonprofit groups across the country.  WOW!

Youth In Power: Pride Leadership Camp, Summer 2013

The Pride Center of the Capital Region raised over $10,000 on Give OUT day last year. As a result, in Summer 2013 the Pride Center hosted the first ever Youth In Power: Pride Leadership Camp which brought together 20 young people, aged 13 to 18, who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. Youth In Power was designed to empower youth in self advocacy and social justice. Because of you, Give OUT Day was a huge success and had a direct impact on Pride Center programming.

If you can believe it, another year has passed and The 2nd Annual Give OUT Day will be here before you know it! On May 15 th, 2014 , thousands more will show their support for their favorite LGBTQ nonprofits!

What’s really exciting is that this is a national event, and last year we were #1 on the national leader board for smaller non-profits. This year we hope to place #1 again! WE NEED YOU!!!

Here’s 3 ways that you can help us out:

1) Mark May 15th, 2014, on your calendar and click here to schedule your donation. Your donation will not be processed until May 15th but you can schedule the donation TODAY!

2) Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CapitalPrideCtr. You can help build a buzz by posting information about Give OUT Day on your Facebook page and Tweeting about it. Make sure to ask your friends to connect too!

3) Become an “Official” Give OUT Day Ambassador! On Give OUT Day, May 15th, 2014, you will be the Pride Center’s biggest fan! You will Tweet from the Tweet Deck, you will post to friend’s walls, you will email. You will sound the call to Give OUT!!!

Give OUT Day is your chance make a real difference, right here in OUR community.

So, show your love through Give OUT Day, and help grow this amazing organization, which gives so much to our LGBTQ community.

For more information contact:

Pilar Arthur-Snead, Development and Marketing Manager.


Phone: (518) 462 -6138.

March 6, 2014

Attention, attention! The Pride Center’s LGBTQA Scholarship for High School Seniors!

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:30 pm

ScholarshipWe are still accepting applications for the LGBTQA Scholarship, sponsored by The Pride Center!!! This scholarship is intended to help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQA) students and their allies who exemplify leadership, academic achievement and commitment to LGBTQA equality.

Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be offered to at least four graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at two or four year accredited colleges or universities. Applications will be reviewed by a committee tasked with assessing the following; academic record, commitment to the LGBTQ community as demonstrated by past activity and future ambitions, financial need and the quality and content of the personal statement. As a substitute for the personal statement, you have the option of creating your own creative personal work which tells us who you are as a member of the LGBTQ community, using the medium of your choice.

We all know how tough it can be to navigate finances, so we’re happy to say these scholarship funds may cover tuition, books, supplies (including technology), room and board, transportation, or living expenses. We’re looking forward to providing this opportunity to LGBTQ and allied seniors graduating this year!

Please help us spread the word! If you know an LGBTQ identified or allied senior in high school who would be a good candidate for this scholarship, please contact James Shultis, Youth Program Assistant by email at, or call 462-6138, ext. 15.

Applications for the 2014 Pride Center Youth Scholarship are due Friday, May 2!

For more information, or to access a scholarship application, please visit our website at

December 13, 2013

…And a Happy, Healthy New Year to you

Please join us on Monday the 16th, from 5pm – 7pm as we welcome the New Year with a Health Extravaganza!

FREE Health Insurance Enrollment, FREE HIV Screening, FREE Flu Shots*

And much more!

* with insurance, $29.99 without insurance

...And a healthy new year event flyer


September 16, 2013

We’re Looking for a Youth Program Intern!

Category: General,Pride,Programs — Tags: , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 7:56 pm

Spread the word!

The Pride Center of the Capital Region seeks an intern to assist with our Center Youth Program.

Position Description:

The Youth Program Intern will help ensure the success of the Center Youth program by helping coordinate its regular volunteers, performing outreach for its weekly youth groups and other youth events, and reporting to the Youth Program Coordinator for any other duties as assigned.

The Pride Center of the Capital Region is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Center Youth Program this year. We offer comprehensive programming for LGBTQ and allied youth ages 13-24 offering peer support, clinical groups, and case management, as well as social, advocacy and leadership opportunities. We also have a new group to help support families of LGBTQ young people. We also offer support to schools, administrators, youth-serving organizations, and students throughout the year. For a complete list of what our Center Youth Program includes, please visit our website:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Youth Program Coordinator with organizing volunteers for the Center Youth program’s regularly scheduled support and social groups (Albany and Schenectady), and various youth specific events throughout the school year;
  • Support the development of the Center Youth Action Team, the GSA Network, the Capital Region Safe Schools Coalition, and other emerging components of the youth program through a positive youth development framework;
  • Manage building usage by maintaining an up-to-date calendar of Center Youth Program happenings, track and record group numbers each week;
  • Manage Center Youth calendar postings for CommUNITY newsletter and the Pride Center’s website calendar;
  • Utilize social media outlets and create Center Youth program outreach materials
  • Enter all participant data and regular demographic tracking information into database, and add new/updated participant information onto Center Youth Constant Contact or corresponding listserv;
  • Support the Youth Program Coordinator and other staff to ensure success of all programs, including Trans Pride, Vintage Pride, Center Support, and Center Families, and outreach/engagement to LGBTQ community;
  • Provide support and staff community events and programs as necessary; and
  • Regular Pride Center duties as necessary.


  • Ideal candidate possesses experience working with social media (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Work in a detail-oriented and organized manner and in conjunction with the Youth Program Coordinator;
  • Perform as a team player, working with other Pride Center staff and others, as needed;
  • Communicate in a professional and organized manner with staff and the community;
  • Understand and support the mission, goals and objectives of the Pride Center;
  • Commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, including race, class, gender identity and sexual orientation;
  • Some nights and weekends required;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation.

Please send a letter of inquiry and resume to James Shultis, Youth Program Coordinator via email at by September 27th. Please no phone calls.