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Civic and social organizations and churches (Latest Update: 22 Sept 15)

This page will NOT list partisan political groups, political campaigns or exclusionary entities such as "hate groups." Decisions on inclusion in this listing are the final and unappealable responsibility of the Supervisor and Town Board. (Please do not request listings for state or national organizations unless there is a local chapter or branch.)

To have your local or regional civic organization, church, club or other group listed here, please email the information below to the Supervisor,
Group name Interests
Friends of the Castleton Public Library.
Nina Martino, President
Email OR see the Library Website
Friends of the Castleton Public Library is an organization whose members focus on the library, its needs and those of the community it serves. We support our library by volunteering, fundraising, purchasing books and media, as well as financially supporting some of the programming
WERC (Women's Employment & Resource Center)
Amanda Mulhern, Outreach Specialist 462-7600 ext 184
WERC is a not-for-profit organization that advances women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. The Center helps our students find or improve their employment and successfully support their families. Free computer training for women at Workforce Development Institute, Albany and Troy.
The Anchor
CCMS/Anchor is a joint ministry of Schodack churches committed to addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community. Hours: Mon, 5-8p, Tues and Thurs 9a-3p and the first and third Sat each month 10a-2p. Many ways to help: (mail $$$ to: CCMS, PO Box 92, Castleton, NY 12033); donate clothing, food, etc. or your time at 35 Boltwood Ave, Castleton ***ACCESS VIA 90 NO. Main Street***
Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack (CCMS)
CONTACT: President, Rev. Barbara Dickens
(A coalition of Churches in Schodack)
Cub Scout Pack 253
Pack email
email: Ed Daly, Cubmaster or Jeffery Brewer, Committee Chair.
Pack 253, "Fun with a purpose" for boys entering grades 1-5 has been growing young men since 1945. We are sponsored by Castleton Kiwanis, as is Troop 53, a member of the Boy Scouts of America since 1924.
Boy Scout Troop 53 (Information at at Commercial Site)
The contact for BSA Troop 53 is Rich Noll. email (
Schodack Area Land Trust
Bill Murphy, President   479-7601 E-mail:
The preservation of open space within the Town of Schodack.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Pastor: D.Marquit, MSEd., MDiv., E-mail; St. Paul's website
1583 Carney Road
Castleton-On-Hudson 12003
Trinity Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
68 Green Ave, Castleton
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Emmanuel Reformed Church Contact: Telephone: 732-7766
Email: ERC Website
The Emmanuel Reformed Church, located at 1150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, NY, is a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, the oldest Protestant denomination with a continuing ministry in the United States. Worship: 9:30 a.m. each Sunday; Christian Education: 9:30 a.m.
2012-2013 Sunday School
East Greenbush Education Foundation
President: Susan Garrigan-Piela
email (     EGEF Website
Columbia High School & E. Greenbush education
Schodack-Castleton Community Partnership
Contact: Ms. Michael Kennedy, Coordinator, Schodack Town Hall, 518.479.3289 or 518.618.9787
SCCP is a community partnership working together to build a safe, respectful and substance free environment that utilizes local resources to encourage tolerance and healthy character. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month (except July), from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, in the Maple Hill High School library. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.
TRIP/RCHR NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center
Contact: Danielle Wattsman (Mazzariello), email (,
415 River St, 2nd Fl; Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518 690-0020 x225
TRIP/RCHR Website (
The HomeOwnership Center is a not-for-profit HUD approved housing counseling agency. (Fees may apply) We provide homebuyer education, first time homebuyer grants, group workshops, rehab grants (when funded) and foreclosure prevention counseling to all of Rensselaer County. Our mission is to enable individuals and families to live in desirable, sustainable neighborhoods.

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Schodack: Civic and Religious Groups
Latest Update: 22 Sept 15