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Housing Visions Creates Safe, Lead-free Homes in CNY

Syracuse’s problem is not a lack of housing; it is a lack of quality, safe, affordable housing, according to Ben Lockwood, president and CEO of Housing Visions.  But now, as you’re driving down Butternut Street, you’ll see something new and uplifting – clean, crisp, new rental units ready for families to call home. With some apartments complete and others still

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Pulaski Fund Awards $28,376 in Grants

August 2019 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $28,376 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the greater Pulaski area. The Bear Team received $1,000 to purchase 120 stuffed animals for young patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County received $5,000 to purchase tools to support creative and therapeutic counseling modalities

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Adult Education Roundtable Brings All Write! to Onondaga County

All Write Actors on Stage

Over the past ten years, just shy of 10,000 New Americans have resettled in Onondaga County. Often not native English speakers, these individuals commonly experience discrimination and other hardships due to a language gap. A new program recently brought to Syracuse by the Adult Education Roundtable (AER)* is working to ease this burden through a fun introduction to English-as-a-New-Language (ENL)

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Mayor Walsh and County Executive McMahon Launch 2020 Census Syracuse-Onondaga County Complete Count Committee

Mayor Walsh and County Executive McMahon Launch 2020 Census Syracuse-Onondaga County Complete Count Committee Press Conference

The Committee aims to ensure that hard-to-count communities in Syracuse are counted SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II, joined with the Central New York Community Foundation today to announce the launch of the 2020 Census Syracuse-Onondaga County Complete Count Committee (SOC-CCC). The steering committee made up of more than 50 members,

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Bud Haylor: A Legacy of Service

Burnett (Bud) Haylor’s 92 years in Syracuse contributed to a life well lived. The successful businessman, caring husband and father and consistent advocate and supporter of local causes never hesitated to lend a helping hand, along with his knowledge and wit, while forever remaining humble. Now, thanks to a gift left through his will, Bud’s generosity will be living on

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Cayuga Fund Distributes More Than $73,000 in Grants

July 23, 2019 (Cayuga County, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $73,050 to 24 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ACR Health received $3,900 to support the new Q Center in Auburn, located at The Westminster Presbyterian Church. This important collaboration and partnership will bring much needed

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