About Us

What is SiCM?

Celebrating 53 years, SiCM is a partnership of 50 congregations for ministries of social service and social justice. With financial support and volunteers from its members and others, SiCM serves thousands of high-need people each year. SiCM addresses public health needs such as food insecurity and nutrition education, racism and diversity concerns, and summer recreation through community collaborations and exceptional services and programs.

Focus Areas:

  • Food Insecurity
  • Family and Youth
  • Diversity and Acceptance
  • Collaborations, Partners and Advocacies

SiCM’s mission: Relating the resources of the faith communities to the needs of Schenectady.

With a membership of over 50 faith communities representing Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and Pagan traditions, SiCM’s service to Schenectady county focuses on food insecurity, diversity and justice, and working for the wellbeing of everyone in the community. We do this collaboratively with other nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state and federal government officials and departments. Our direct service programs operate through partnerships, collaborations and advocacy, and include managing the largest food pantry in the Capital District, a county-wide summer meals program for children and youth, 2 acres of community-based urban farmland, and being tethered to our neighbors through hospitality, safety, and learning spaces through our Community Hub.