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Changing the World… One Child at a Time!
We asked one of our scholars, Swetha Thiagarajan, to...
Congratulations to the Three Winners of Our Inaugural Duck Derby!
Congratulations to our three winners!!! 1st place: Michelle Pyan...
The Ducks Are Ready to Race!!
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar President, Bill Corbett, announced that the...
Ducks Here… Get Your Ducks Here!!!
Thank you once again to Orange Motors for allowing...
My trip to Dartmouth to see the SEAD students
On the weekend of July 11-13, I joined the...
Selling Ducks at the CDPHP Farmers Market!!!
Duck sales soared at the CDPHP farmers market last...
Tri-City ValleyCats Host First Ever Education Day!
The Tri City ValleyCats hosted its first ever Education...
2014 Graduation Dinner
Pics from our 2014 Graduation Dinner are up! Take...
2014 Troy Induction Ceremony
On Thursday June 5th we recognized 8 new inductees...
Ballston Spa Sponsor-A-Scholar Program Celebrates Student Success
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar proudly boasts a 94% average for retaining,...
Selling Ducks at the Capital Care/CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo
The Duck Adoption Papers have arrived!!!  Friday, May 30...
2014 Graduation Dinner
This year’s graduation dinner will take place on Wednesday, June...
Adelaide “Addie” Muhlfelder, 93, Passed Away This Past Weekend
Adelaide “Addie” Muhlfelder, 93, was born and raised in...
One of Our Scholars Frank Moran has been elected Vice-President of Board of the Troy Boys and Girls club
The goal of Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar has been from...
Choosing Your College
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar held “Choosing Your College” event Wednesday!...
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar to Hold Their Inaugural Duck Derby
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar to Hold Their Inaugural Duck Derby...
Adopt Us As Your Charity
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar has been the recipient of two very significant...
A Note From One of Our Alumni
A note from Sheila Dixon… Hey Mr. Corbett-  I...
CRSAS Chosen as charity for Financial Professionals Golf Open!
The New York State Society of CPA’s and the...
CRSAS was chosen as the charity recipient for “The Conference That Counts”!
CRSAS was chosen as the charity recipient for “The...
Our President, Bill Corbett, receives the 2014 Academy for Character Education Champions of Character Civic Leader Award!
Our Leader Bill Corbett, receives the 2014 Academy for...
Troy High School Scholars Visit Siena College Campus
From seniors to sophomores, Troy High School Scholars visited...

Congratulations to the three winners of our Inaugural Duck Derby!!!

1st Place: Michelle Pyan

2nd Place: Jesse Napolitano

3rd Place: The Girvin Family

Michelle Pyan of Commercial Investigations

Michelle Pyan of Commercial Investigations

Jesse Napolitano of A-J Lawn Sprinkler

Jesse Napolitano of A-J Lawn Sprinkler



Thank you to everyone who supported our Inaugural Duck Derby!!! This event would not have been possible without each and every one of you!!! We hope to see you all out there again next year!

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar

Since 1996, CRSAS has been helping students from low-Income families acquire the academic skills they need to earn high school diplomas and enter college. As of June 2013, 156 students have earned college degrees and 152 are currently working on college degrees. A total of 90 more students are in the high school preparatory programs.

The number of students accepted into CRSAS each year is limited only by the availability of financial resources. We need to raise more money in order to serve the deserving students who are waiting to be part of this unique program.

Our current funding needs are presently met by generous donors, private foundations and local businesses. Every dollar raised by the duck adoptions will go directly to the educational support of students at Albany, Schenectady and Troy High Schools.

Support includes weekly homework sessions, paid tutors, graphing calculators, fees for advanced placement courses, SAT preparation and testing, and for college visits and applications. Our college scholars receive a $750 stipend for each completed semester. After four years of college that is a total of $6000 given directly to the students.

Your adoption of even one duck will help to change the life of a student who is working for a better education, a better job, and a better life for his/her family. For more details about the program. To visit our website click here.

 

Duck Adoption Sales People will be at many events throughout the weeks preceding the race!
Look for them at:

Barnes & Noble at Colonie Center on August 11
NYS Food Festivalon August 13
Altamont Fair August 12-15

Our mission is “…to assist economically disadvantaged young men and women to graduate from high school and attend college.”

The agency, founded by civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in 1996, currently serves over 400 aspiring scholars from Albany, Schenectady and Troy High Schools. We provide mentors, academic tutoring, and other social interactions for selected students in partnership with the public high schools. These schools, defined as “at-risk”, have a significant student percentage not meeting the minimum competency academic skill levels, based on standardized tests.

Our success rate of retaining, graduating, and getting participating scholars into higher education is documented at 92-96%. Our program is a nationally replicable model of one located in Philadelphia, called Philadelphia Futures. By helping at-risk students flourish academically and tracking their successes through their college careers, we have a program that is ready to take the next step toward systemic social change. We currently have a demonstrated impact and measurable advances in educational and economic opportunities.