Community Outreach

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences believes that an institution of higher learning has a responsibility to the communities outside its campus borders.

The College works with area school, community, and youth organizations through a variety of programs and events that include:

the collaboratory

The Collaboratory – whose name stems from its role as a “laboratory for collaboration” – is a space created by ACPHS to work in partnership with local community-based organizations on programs aimed at improving the health of residents of Albany's South End and the surrounding neighborhoods. The 3,000 square foot project space is located at 3 Lincoln Square in Albany (Morton Avenue between Eagle Street and Elizabeth Street).

For more information, please visit the Collaboratory web page.

Student Operated Pharmacies

ACPHS operates two not-for-profit community pharmacies in medically under-served areas of New York's Capital Region. The first pharmacy - College Hometown Pharmacy - opened in 2016 in the Hometown Health Centers clinic in Schenectady, NY. The second pharmacy, College Parkside Pharmacy, opened in 2017 and is currently located in the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center in Albany. Each pharmacy offers the dual benefit of (1) providing a distinctive and innovative experience for ACPHS students and (2) improving access to pharmacy and health care services for members of the local community.

For more information, please visit the Student Operated Pharmacies web page.


The ACPHS High School Summer Research Program has educated more than 100 area high school students in the broad spectrum of career possibilities associated with pharmaceutical and biomedical related research. Beginning in early July and running through mid-August, this full-time summer program provides high school students with hands-on experience in a research setting, informational lectures, and tours of local companies.

For information about the program, please contact david.clarke@objectif-voyage.net.

Albany Community Health Day

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosts an annual Albany Community Health Day each fall for the local community. Visit the Albany Community Health Day web page for a list of services and activities provided at the event.

Community Partnerships

ACPHS students and faculty contribute to the community in a variety of other ways, including volunteer work and support for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs, Make a Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, National Kidney Foundation, Parsons Child and Family Center, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Toys for Tots, and many more.

For information regarding these programs or to become involved, contact Diane O'Connor, Vice President of Communications & Marketing at diane.oconnor@objectif-voyage.net or at 518-694-7232.