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Making Syracuse Lead Safe, One Window at a Time

Syracuse’s aging housing stock, of which a high proportion is privately-owned rental units, is still poisoning children with lead, nearly 40 years after lead paint was banned. That is because deferred maintenance on low-income rental properties has led to chipping, flaking and peeling paint that can be accidentally ingested or inhaled by dust. The responsibility of keeping these homes safe

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New Program Addresses Mental Health Needs of Refugees

Central New York is home to more than 11,000 New Americans who have rebuilt their lives here. Many turn to local nonprofits for support to establish economic and social-self-sufficiency, long after the initial resettlement period. English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) lessons and housing assistance are primary support services refugees have access to, while mental health services are far less common. The lack of

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Fund Helps Send Extraordinary Talent to International Competition

The ladies of the Perfect Fourth youth barbershop quartet were gathered at the home of their tenor, Gabby Galanti, on a Friday afternoon. The group excitedly discussed their biggest challenge of the year – the International Rising Star competition in Manchester, England. They had their sights set on competing, but realized they’d need to raise funds in order to make

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Local Effort Increases Accessibility for those with Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their sleep. Often times, people with epilepsy require constant 24-hour supervision to prevent life threatening and unprovoked seizures. Heritage Farm (the Farm) is working to alleviate these stressors for their residents in a unique way. Heritage Farm is one of only two agencies in Madison County that provide

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New York State Census Equity Fund Awards $500,000 to equip nonprofits for 2020 Census outreach

Central & Western New York receive $100,000 to assist New York Immigration Coalition in encouraging New Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census (May 20, 2019) NEW YORK, NY – The New York State Census Equity Fund today announced its first round of grants totaling more than $500,000 to six organizations to help support efforts across the state to

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Organization Aims to Help Young Men Succeed at the Next Level

Group One of Six to Complete Unique Training Program Now in 25th Year May 22, 2019 – It was a text message that Sean Reed, Jr. would never forget and one that would ultimately inspire him, Alexander Grant and Erris Robinson to start UPSTAR Academy, an organization that provides mentoring, educational tutoring and athletic training to adolescent males. The message

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Oswego County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

May 13, 2019— The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Oswego County. The grant application deadline is July 15, 2019. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns and preservation of historic resources. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000.

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