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Grant Awarded to Enhance the Lives of Senior Citizens and Children

More than $110,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties April 16, 2018—Every weekday, 66 year-old Grandpa Ray looks forward to seeing his “grandchildren” at the PEACE, Inc. (PEACE) Head Start Merrick School. Ray once struggled with unemployment and alcoholism after leaving the Navy. He found himself homeless and abandoned by his relatives. Now, he spends his

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Philanthropic Foodies Combines Local Culinary Talent with Charitable Giving

Guests celebrating at the 2017 Philanthropic Foodies event

More than 200 local dining enthusiasts gathered at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo this past July to enjoy the samplings of local chefs at the Sixth Annual Philanthropic Foodies Culinary Showcase. While attendees enjoyed gourmet selections from some of the region’s most talented chefs – along with live music and an enthusiastic auction – more than $50,000 was being raised for

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Bellevue Heights’ New Playground Helps Children Learn through Play

When we watch children playing together on a playground, we see smiling faces, laughter and enjoyment as they climb obstacles, push swings and slide. But what we can’t see as easily is the critical development naturally taking place. “A child’s physical, social, emotional, and language development plays a critical role in his or hers success at school,” said Susan LaFex,

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Jordan, NY Resident Leaves Estate Gift to Local Charities

In Cayuga and western Onondaga counties, children will have additional reading opportunities, more stray animals will find safe shelter and happy homes and residents will enjoy a vibrant parade. All of this thanks to the new Melvin E. Brown Fund at the Central New York Community Foundation; this fund was established by its namesake, a long-time Village of Jordan resident.

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Connecting Southside Residents with Employment and Success

Walking into the Community Connections Center of the Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center, one is greeted with cheerful blue walls and green plants, new computers and a billboard filled with local job postings. This optimistic center holds two workspaces that serve as the home for PEACE, Inc.’s career preparation services. Here, Southside residents can view job openings and

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Community Foundation Awards Grant to Address Street Violence & Related Trauma

Nearly $345,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 12, 2017 – It is 1:00 a.m. on a warm summery evening. Most of the city is asleep, but Timothy Jennings-Bey is driving down the dark, quiet Syracuse streets to another grisly murder scene. Soon he will be met with a grieving mother who just witnessed her

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