The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents of the Capital Region through a variety of educational, cultural and performing arts, programs, activities, and exhibits that promote awareness and raise the collective consciousness of all ethnicities to the rich and vibrant history, contribution, and culture of African Americans. The Center seeks to strengthen communities by fostering unity, self-determination, cooperative economics, collective work, and creativity.
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Dedicated to serving everyone in New York’s Capital Region of the 21st Congressional District, serving Albany, Troy, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties. The purpose of the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region is to encourage community investment and involvement. The center is African American owned, developed, and managed, and seeks to enhance the quality of life for African Americans and all residents living in the Capital Region. The Center will be a source of much-needed community renewal and investment, and is poised to impact the region’s cultural and tourism industry, spur job creation and growth, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.
The founders are: AVillage, Inc.; Urban Arts Experience, Inc.; Center For Law and Justice, Inc.
Built in 1890 and the former home of KeyBank Corp., this building is centrally located on 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202, in Albany’s Historic South End Neighborhood. It features spectacular city views with high ceilings, approx. 6,000 sq ft of beautiful vintage 4 floors, and is within walking distance to Albany’s business district, state and federal buildings, the Governor’s Mansion, City Hall, and area schools and residences.