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CNY Film Professionals Launches Website to Unite Growing Film Industry

When one thinks of Syracuse, salt city or home of the orange may come to mind.  But if it were up to Elias Gwinn, founder and president of the nonprofit organization CNY Film Professionals, Syracuse would be synonymous with “film production hotspot.”  Gwinn’s extensive experience in film has positioned him as the perfect local ambassador for sharing the area’s potential

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On Point for College Relocates with Students’ Needs in Mind

Students are taught to believe that knowledge and a hearty work ethic are the keys to obtaining a college education. However, many students possess these capabilities and yet still find themselves excluded from opportunity. The impact that a healthy support system has on an individual’s quest for higher education is often overlooked by those who are fortunate enough to have

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Literacy Council Primes Cortland County Children for Success

In rural Cortland County, only 24% of third graders are testing proficiently on New York State English Language Arts exams. This is especially important because third grade marks a turning point in early education: at that time, children typically are expected to stop learning to read and begin reading to learn other subjects. To keep on track towards this goal,

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Pete’s Perspectives: A Look at the State of the Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this year, we encouraged local nonprofits to have their voices heard through the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. NFF released the results of the survey last week, reflecting the perspectives of more than 3,400 participants nationwide representing nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the topline themes that came from the survey

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Graduates From The Leadership Classroom Ready to Serve Community

June 27, 2018 – Reggie Kelley, a mentor in the Syracuse City School District, was compelled to help alleviate the struggles of homeless and impoverished children after making a jarring discovery. Reggie learned that more than 10% of all children in the district are homeless. As a man of strong faith and compassion, he knew he could not stand idle

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Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

June 21, 2018 – On June, 20, 2018, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected five new members and appointed new officers. The following new members were appointed to serve their first three-year term: Karin Sloan DeLaney, Principal, Sloan DeLaney, P.C. With over 20 years of experience in trusts and estates law, special needs planning and tax

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Fit Families: Empowering Parents and Children Through Physical Education

When the DeBoers selected the focus for the J. Henry & Martha E. De Boer Fund more than half a century ago, their goal was to help children suffering from vision problems, impaired hearing or kidney disease. They never could have predicted that all these years later their action would produce ripples of influence as far reaching as the shores

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