Liberty Partnership Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) serves students within the Albany City School District who are at risk for dropping out of school due to risk factors they face in their homes, neighborhoods, peer groups, and/or schools. LPP provides these students with mentoring, tutoring, and college readiness activities. The program serves students within the CSDA and , predominantly, students from Albany High School. Interventions target student-level change, but the program staff interact with teachers and parents as needed. LPP also works in collaboration with the City of Albany’s Department of Youth and Workforce Services to provide high school students paid internships during a five week Summer Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy emphasizes professional/career development, communication skills, computer skills, team building, and community service projects. According to the statewide Liberty Partnerships Executive Summary of 2010-2011, 1,104 LPP graduates (91%) later attended college, 81 LPP graduates (7%) entered the workforce or were seeking employment, 19 LPP graduates (2%) entered the armed services, and 9 LPP graduates (1%) entered a vocational school.