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Who and what N-CAP is confuses many people in the community.  N-CAP stands for Niskayuna Community Action Program.

Mission Statement:  N-CAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing and supporting programs important to people who live and/or work in the Niskayuna Central School District, or the Town of Niskayuna.

History:  N-CAP was founded in 1978 in response to a mental health needs assessment of the Niskayuna School District and the desire of citizens to come together for community action.

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Alligator Program (done every other year):
Designed to help the parents of 5th - 8th graders deal with growing up.  Topics may include stress management, Internet safety, hormones, body image, etc.  Topics may vary depending on what needs to be addressed.

Safe Homes (booklet):  Done yearly, and is a contract sent home to all families with 6th -12th graders.  The contract indicates that families will have a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment when other youths visit.

President's Volunteer Service Award:  This is a community service award for ages 5 and up.  It is awarded through Points of Light, and we are the local certifying agency.

Parent to Parent:  Video-based empowerment program for parents.
Niska Game:  Life-sized monopoly game.
Niska Day:  A community event.

In addition to all this, we sponsor concerts on the green; sports teams; students' attendance to yearly Youth to Youth training sessions, and send students from Helping Hands to be trained.  We also give scholarships to two graduating seniors, and yearly mini grants to all middle and elementary schools.

N-CAP is looking for your input as to how we can better serve you.  Please let us know.  We can be reached at:
                                N-CAP                           Phone: 374-0744
                                P. O. Box 9009                  email:
                                Niskayuna, NY  12309            Fax:    374-0744                

One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 386-4500 Fax: (518) 386-4592 | Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.