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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

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Students of Many Cultures See Themselves While Reading & Learning

As the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School (SASCCS) concluded its first successful year of operation, there was much to be proud of: students received ample one-on-one attention, parental engagement thrived, and teachers and students came together to build a diverse learning community. Yet, something very essential was still missing. “Literacy can’t be confined solely to the classroom,”

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313,666 in Grants Awarded; McMahon/Ryan Receives Funding to Fuel Campaign to Fight Child Abuse

Total of $313,666 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties December 22, 2015 – Each year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving over 6 million children. A study cited by McMahon/Ryan found that 1 in 10 of those children will experience the abuse by their 18th birthday. With the

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Local Children Show Us What ‘Making a Difference’ Looks Like

This #GivingTuesday, CNY Community Foundation Encouraging Community to Engage Children & Teens in Giving Back November 30, 2015 – When local children were asked what they could do to make a difference in the community, their responses were fun and heartwarming: “donate toys“; “adopt an animal”; “plant trees”; and “share my playset with my neighbor“, were just a few that

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