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NYRA to host Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Food Drive during Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course

  Fans who donate at least three items receive a 2018 Saratoga baseball cap and will be entered to win tickets to the Runhappy Travers  SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) to Saratoga Race Course during Opening Weekend of the 2019 [...]

NYRA to host Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Food Drive during Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course2019-07-12T13:40:54-04:00

EOC recognizes AIM Services, Green and Healthy Homes Initative and Saratoga Springs-Wilton Elks Lodge #161

Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) presented three organizations with National Community Action Awards in celebration of their dedication to low-income families and communities on Thursday, May 23, at the EOC soup kitchen in Saratoga. EOC will recognize AIM Services, Green & [...]

EOC recognizes AIM Services, Green and Healthy Homes Initative and Saratoga Springs-Wilton Elks Lodge #1612019-05-29T08:58:04-04:00

Spring ESL classes announced/Horario de clases de inglés

The Latino Community Advocacy Program (LCAP) offers free English as a Second Language classes and tutoring for people living in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Classes are held 9 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa. Tutoring is available for those who cannot make it at that time. All [...]

Spring ESL classes announced/Horario de clases de inglés2019-03-28T15:35:27-04:00

Exciting changes coming to Saratoga County EOC’s food pantry

  Over the next few months, our food pantry will transition over to a choice pantry. This will allow customers to select their own food to complement items they may already have at home and craft the meals that work best for their family, rather than have a volunteer pick their food. In addition, EOC [...]

Exciting changes coming to Saratoga County EOC’s food pantry2019-03-01T12:38:32-04:00

Food pick-up volunteers needed for Saratoga County EOC

In order to better serve the community and increase our capacity for perishable items, we’re looking for volunteers to help make additional runs to the food bank in Latham! EOC is in need of both drivers and assistants. Drivers would generally need their own large vehicle such as a truck or van. This is a [...]

Food pick-up volunteers needed for Saratoga County EOC2019-02-26T14:23:46-04:00

Saratoga County EOC offers free income tax assistance

Trained, IRS-certified volunteers are ready to help eligible families file their taxes for free through the beginning of April at Saratoga County EOC. EOC is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program site. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to help provide free tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals, including people with disabilities, [...]

Saratoga County EOC offers free income tax assistance2019-02-05T15:27:27-04:00

Volunteer for VITA

The Saratoga County EOC is looking for volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax help to eligible low- and moderate-income taxpayers - including filing their taxes electronically without fees. VITA is a program of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and coordinated in the Capital Region by United Way that [...]

Volunteer for VITA2018-12-13T08:48:00-04:00

Learn about Head Start and Early Head Start

Saratoga County EOC's Head Start and Early Head Start will be holding an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Malta Community Center.  Head Start and Early Head Start help get children ready for kindergarten, both academically and socially. These programs are free for low-income families. Head Start and Early Head Start [...]

Learn about Head Start and Early Head Start2019-02-17T13:39:20-04:00

Winter ESL classes announced

The Latino Community Advocacy Program (LCAP) offers free English as a Second Language classes and tutoring for people living in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. All levels are welcome. This winter, classes are being held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., in [...]

Winter ESL classes announced2019-02-17T13:39:20-04:00