Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity 2012 Sage College of Albany students showcase interior design work at one of Capital District Habitat for Humanity’s new homes in Albany’s South End on February 11 -12, 2012

Under the direction of Sage's Lynn Caprisello, associate professor and program coordinator for the Interior Design program, students painted the home and decorated with items found almost exclusively at the Habitat ReStore. The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, cabinets, tools and other home improvement items and then sells them to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The partnership with The Sage Colleges highlights the ability of the ReStore to keep usable materials out of the waste stream and provide affordable options for buying home building, remodeling and creative arts supplies. All ReStore proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s local affordable housing program.

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51 Alexander Street is the future home of Habitat homeowner and Giffin Elementary School employee Angela Tingling. Ms. Tingling and her family will be moving into their new home later this month. The Tingling home is also the site of Habitat’s Women Build project, which is designed to empower women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities.

Habitat for Humanity is proud to continue its commitment of supporting education in the community. This hands-on learning project enhances Sage students’ understanding of their profession and builds an awareness of the importance of volunteering in their own communities.

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Sage Helps to Build Dreams - and Homes - at Habitat for Humanity

On October 27th and 28th 2009, Sage College of Albany students, staff and faculty served on a build with Habitat for Humanity.

Community Outreach

Organized by Sage's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, Sage volunteered on two homes in downtown Albany, 486 North Pearl and 16 Emmitt Street. Working alongside the future homeowner, more than forty participants over two days, cut and placed drywall, dug ditches for decks, cut and placed floor tiles and so much more. Channel 13 News reported the story on October 28th. This is just one of the ways Sage participates and serves in the community.