Children at the Well

We Welcome Your Support

We offer our programs at no charge to our participants. Please consider donating to support the ongoing growth of this amazing opportunity for our area youth!

Funding provided, in part, by:

  • The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation
  • Chobani Shepherd’s Gift Foundation
  • Stewart’s Shops
  • Thank you to the shoppers at Honest Weight Food Co-op who donated to Children at the Well through the bag tokens program.

Awards We’ve Received

Albany Awards won by Children at the Well (C@W) and Our Staff:

  • Turkish Cultural Center Albany: Peace Education Award, 2012
  • Capital Area Council of Churches: James and Pearl Campbell Peace and Justice Award, June 20, 2011
  • Global Citizenship Award for Community Outreach, 2009
  • NY State Senator Neil Breslin: Proclamation honoring Children at the Well for Exemplary Citizenship, 2009
  • The Interfaith Community of Schenectady: Dorothy S. Ludwig Award to Gertrude Johnson, Director, Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area, May, 2008
  • National Storytelling Network: Brimstone Award, 2006

Awards won by C@W Alumni:

  • Winner Best Student Film, 2014 Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago, March 9, 2014, John Lyden, C@W member 2007-2009
  • Vassar College: Tanenbaum Fellowship in Inter-Religious Practice, September 2013, Adah Hetko, C@W member 2006-2009
  • Oberlin College: Barrows Medal for Interfaith Leadership, May 26, 2013, Adah Hetko, C@W member 2006-2009
  • 2013 Torchbearer, National Youth Storytellers Showcase, February, 2013, Aditya Agashe, C@W member 2009-2013
  • New York State Women In Communication Scholarship Winner, April, 2012, Illyssa Simsek, C@W member 2006-2012