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

New Leadership

Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM) is proud to announce the new Executive Director, The Reverend Doctor Amaury Tañón-Santos! After being interviewed by the search committee and with unanimous approval from the Steering Committee and SiCM Assembly of partnered faith groups, SiCM has offered the position to the esteemed networker and former program director in the areas of multicultural ministry, faith and public life, and Latina/o leadership formation. The Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos will be joining SiCM full time on March 15th as SiCM races to complete construction on the Resource Center in time for a grand opening.

Building Ahead to the Future

Capital Campaign to build the SiCM Resource Center and Food Pantry Upgrades

  • Witness our vision and learn about a new community resource center, updated food pantry, and updated warehouse.
  • Collaborate with us to improve the neighborhood with new building facades, wall murals, safety upgrades and more.

SiCM’s mission: Relating the resources of the congregations to the needs of the community.

SiCM is the largest ecumenical, non-sectarian, non-profit in the area, with a mailing list of over 4,000 individuals, agencies, faith-based organizations, and companies. SiCM has membership from 52 congregations representing 15 denominations. SiCM works collaboratively with other nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state and federal government officials and departments. SiCM focus areas are food insecurity, culture and diversity, and services for individuals, families, children, and youth. Its direct service programs operate through partnerships, collaborations and advocacy, and include managing the largest food pantry in the county, the largest summer meals program in the Capital Region, senior services, and more.