LaSalle Community Garden and Recreation Project

The Leadership Tech Valley (LTV) Class of 2022 is excited to announce its class project, the LaSalle Community Garden and Recreation Project in partnership with LaSalle School in Albany.

The project will provide a new pavilion, tables, raised garden beds, and a shed for the school.

The renovated area will be multi-functional. Raised garden beds will be installed to plant fruits and vegetables to facilitate innovative educational opportunities and serve as a de-escalation method for students. Students will also learn how to cook healthier meals, which not only helps LaSalle’s 30 residential students but the hundreds of youths after graduation who transition into the school’s group living facility as they continue their education or begin a trade. The garden beds are also a way to explore job coaching opportunities and employment on local farms. Surplus food from the garden will help address food insecurities and support LaSalle students and families in need through the school’s pantry program utilized throughout the year. Accompanying the beds will be a shed for storage and a pavilion for students, families, and staff to gather and celebrate outdoors.

The project will further the mission of LaSalle School to provide “therapeutic, educational, and supportive services for students, designed to accomplish positive, personal growth and lasting change in the lives of youth and families in need.”

The LTV Class of 2022 is fundraising and accepting in-kind donations from individuals and organizations to make this project possible. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kellie Milne at kmilne@berkshirebank.com, or click the donate button below to make a monetary contribution to our project – Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Current Leadership Tech Valley Class

2021-2022 Leadership Tech Valley Class

Zachary Bobersky, Ungerman Electric
Kirsten Broschinsky, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York
Dena Catucci, Price Chopper/Market 32
Rachel Crisafulli, Fenimore Asset Management & FAM Funds
Gabriela Crisorio, Mazzone Hospitality
Gary Fiorillo, 109th Stratton Air National Guard Base
Nicholas Forcier, The Albany Academies
Anna Franklin, 109th Stratton Air National Guard Base
Chelsey Fu, CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Rosalind Gaines-Harrell, City School District of Albany
Amanda Gansky, Wildwood Programs
Kevin Hennion, Turner Construction Company
Terra Joy, Schenectady ARC
Andrea Lane, MVP Health Care
Jennifer Lykins, Union College
Courtney Mafrici, The Golub Corporation
Molly McCann-Mall, Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
Caitlin McCarthy, UHY Advisors NY, Inc.
Leigh Metzger, M&T Bank
Kellie Milne, Berkshire Bank
Jacqueline Montgomery, Ellis Medicine
Alexis Musto, Community Care Physicians, P.C.
Justin Naef, CDPHP
Cara Pabon, 1st National Bank of Scotia
Kania Ponto, MVP Health Care
Claire Reid, United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Jacqueline Richards, Center for Disability Services
Joseph Salinetti, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Gabrielle Sant’Angelo, The Pine Hollow Arboretum
Jason Schmidt, Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc.
Ashley Sheehan, CSArch
Michael Snyder, American Red Cross
Eileen Spath, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
Susan Stark, House of Representatives
Megan Tatro, NYSID – New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc.
Jacqueline Thyrring, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Inc.
Sarah Trela, SEFCU
Addy Waldie, Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region
Samantha Cunningham Zawilinski, Merit Pages Inc.

Members of the Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2021-2022, click here to register for experientials.