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...

This weekend's Sunday edition of the New York Times magazine presents an in-depth look at Atlanta Public Schools and The Rensselaerville Institute’s role in turning around schools.

We’ve been active with Atlanta Public Schools for more than a year to boost student...

A group of community volunteers working with The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) recently improved the lives of 348 children in southeast Atlanta. They joined TRI as “Community Sparkplugs,” and led seven projects to introduce new learning opportunities for students in...

September 1, 2018

The leadership, staff, and trustees of The Rensselaerville Institute are deeply saddened by the loss of John Klingenstein. John Klingenstein was a remarkable human being. As a longstanding member of our Board of Trustees, he contributed his incisive thinking and insist...

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