Taylor Blake


Taylor Blake
Community Development Coordinator

Runs special projects and community outreach

Taylor is our Community Development Coordinator. They completed their undergraduate studies in Globalization Studies and Russian at the University at Albany in December 2017 and has since spent much of their time traveling the world and working for several nonprofit organizations when staying put. With 2020 bringing them back to their home of Latham for the foreseeable future, they are now pursuing their Master of Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. They come to the Connect Center with a background in anti-poverty work and assistance in underserved communities and look forward to uplifting the mission of the organization alongside the rest of the team and community. They hope to grow our Community Closet into a household resource for the entire community and all who walk through our doors. 

When not working with Community Services at Schenectady Community Action Program or getting down and dirty here at the Connect Center, they can probably found sipping an iced coffee with a book in hand or cradling their cat children, Biscuit and Peanut.