April 28, 2020

Atlanta, GA (April 28, 2020) – Local Atlanta Radio Personality Jae Nash nonprofit Girl Power Outreach, LLC receives a $1000 grant from Rensselaerville Institute to help fund their Girl Talk Money Matters program. 

The programming process will consist of outlin...

April 22, 2020

Albany, NY (April 22, 2020) – The Rensselaerville Institute is pleased to announce it has awarded a $3,000.00 grant to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. These funds will support the Rape Aggressive Defense Systems (R.A.D.) program....

March 17, 2020

Women have been making an impact on the world since the beginning of time. Women in leadership roles is not a new concept when we think about heroines such as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Elizabeth I. Throughout history, there have been many women leaders who have...

January 10, 2020

For Immediate Release (12/23/19)

The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) is proud to announce the appointment of Nicole Houston Johnson. Ed. D and Loretta Woolard Blanks as School Turnaround Director

​Nicole Houston Johnson, Ed. D led Leonard Sixth Grade Center as a partici...

December 2, 2019


The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) is proud to announce the appointment of Tamara Chalvire as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Ms. Chalvire brings to The Rensselaerville Institute a wealth of experience in youth and community development, managerial leade...

October 2, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Billie-Jo Slingerland to Director of The Center for Results Leadership.

Billie-Jo has been supporting the people and programs of The Rensselaerville Institute since 2006. Her robust skillset and results driven leadership has...

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2019

(Rensselaerville, NY): The Rensselaerville Institute announces Rodney M. Fuller as its new President. Formerly CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ, Mr. Fuller fills the role vacated by Gillian Williams, who for nearly a dec...

August 8, 2019

Dear Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) Family,

Today is a thrilling and humbling day for me.

  1. I am thrilled to be joining an organization with the history and impact of The Rensselaerville Institute;

  2. Humbled to follow in the footsteps of great leaders (Hal, Jon and...

March 29, 2019

Community volunteers working with The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) recently improved the lives of 137 children in Clarksdale, Mississippi. They joined TRI as Community Sparkplugs, and led five projects to enrich young people’s learning in the Delta.

Students learned...

I take pride in our 50-year history of helping local people lead change in their communities.

Two years ago we sharpened TRI’s mission to focus on increasing life chances for children. We took two of our proven interventions—School Turnaround and Community Sparkplugs—an...

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