Tag Archives: Central New York

Good Lawns Cultivates Work Ethic and Entrepreneurial Spirit

The seed for Good Lawns was planted during a staff meeting. Hasan Stephens, founder and executive director of Good Life Youth Foundation, wondered how to teach youth to make money using resources around them. What about offering to clear snow or cut grass? Unfortunately, the young people seeking work wouldn’t have equipment. What if they borrowed mowers and offered their

Read more

Funding Awarded to Ensure Accurate Census Count

The Central New York Community Foundation is awarding a $15,000 grant to Interfaith Works to promote completion of the 2020 Census with New Americans and seniors, two populations that are notoriously undercounted in the decennial count. This is one of five grants awarded by the Community Foundation, totaling $65,000, to ensure Central New York’s residents are accurately counted. The United

Read more

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

Read more

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,

Read more

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

Read more

Community Foundation Announces New Hires

July 19-, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees. Dara Harper, Events and Communications Associate Dara joined the Community Foundation in April as Events and Communications Associate. She is responsible for planning and executing Community Foundation events and provides general communications support. She previously served as Development Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and

Read more
« Older Entries