The Connect Center exists to be a place of connection and empowerment for the youth of Cohoes and their families. We intend to stop the cycle of poverty by providing opportunities for youth to explore their interests and to think innovatively.
What sort of programs does the Connect Center offer?
The Connect Center aims to provide a wide range of programs to empower our youth to explore their interests. Our special interest lies in doing S.T.E.A.M. programming. To see more of our programming, click HERE
Who is eligible for the Connect Center's programs?
Our programs are specifically targeted towards middle and high schoolers in the city of Cohoes. However, we are here for our community as a whole!
How much does it cost for my family to join?
The Connect Center offers programs that are completely free for our community members.
Is the Connect Center a part of the church?
Nope! The Connect Center is a completely separate organization from the Good Ground Family Church, we just share a building!
I care about the community, how can I get involved?
We love involving community members in everything from programming, to construction, to affecting change! If you have an idea for a new program, please let us know! Other ways to get involved can be seen by clicking HERE!
Are the doors always open?
While this is our long term goal- our doors are currently not always open. We are open during all pre-scheduled programs as listed on the website and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-2 for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Is there space in the Connect Center available to rent?
Yes! We regularly rent out spaces to interest community organizations. Our rentable spaces include a full commercial kitchen, Black Box Theater, Music Recording Studio, and general event/club space. Contact us with any questions!
Is the Connect Center a religious institution?
While our home base is within the historic St. Agnes Cathedral building (now Good Ground Family Church), we are not religiously-affiliated in any way. The Connect Center is a community focused organization welcome to all.
Are my donations tax deductible?
YES! Anything you donate, be it money or things, is completely tax deductible since we are an accredited 501(c)3!