Troy Community Resource Center kicks off $6.6 million expansion


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CEO’s Head Start program kids make holiday cards for service members stationed in Fort Drum and across the country at the Economic Opportunity Commission (CEO) Family Resource Center Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Troy, New York. (John Carl D’Annibale/Times Union)Jean-Carl d’Annibale

TROY — A $6.6 million expansion project is underway at the Economic Opportunity Commission (PDG) Community Resource Center in Troy, where a new facility will offer early childhood education, programs for youth and seniors and nutrition and wellness support.

On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul’s office announced the start of construction on the new CEO Bridge Building which will provide space for three early childhood education classrooms, outdoor space for community services and a community hall. inside the center located at 2328 5th Ave in downtown Troy.

The CEO received $5 million in federal funding for the project under the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant. A press release said the expansion will help the nonprofit organization address pandemic-related challenges, such as providing in-person programs and appropriate technology for remote operations.

“Now Troy will finally have the state-of-the-art community gathering space it has long deserved,” U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

State and local officials celebrated the start of construction in a groundbreaking ceremony last week that included appearances by Assemblyman John McDonald, Mayor Patrick Madden, President and CEO Katherine Maciol and curator RuthAnne Visnauskas.

Construction of the new CEO Bridge Building is scheduled to be completed on September 30, 2023.


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