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A New Safe Haven for Youth in Madison County

It’s Wednesday and BRiDGES is holding its monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied LGBTQIA youth support group at its headquarters in Madison County. Laughter instantaneously fills the room while conversations are sprinkled in throughout. For many of the young people that frequent the center, today is a day to be carefree in a

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Community Foundation Announces New Hire

December 12, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Kate Waltman as Accountant. She is responsible for accounting and reporting functions and administers scholarships including Syracuse Say Yes to Education. Waltman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Le Moyne College. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive experience in audits

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Community Foundation Partners With Elementary School to Fill Gaps in Summer Learning

When the school year ends, children in high-poverty environments often lose the opportunity to benefit from healthy food and safe places to spend their days. And their social and economic situations often provide few occasions where they can continue their learning. The cumulative effect is a crisis in the making: students lose an average of more than two months in

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Forgotten Central New York Suffragist Celebrated Through Opera

With the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in New York State just passed in 2017, and as the national centennial approaches in 2020, there has never been a more appropriate time than now for the community to reflect upon the courageous, uncelebrated individuals who played a part in this significant moment in history. While suffragists Elizabeth Cady

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Community Foundation Commits More than $2 Million to End Childhood Lead Poisoning in Syracuse

October 24, 2018 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it will be investing more than $2 million over four years to help end childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse. Its new LeadSafeCNY initiative will fund a variety of approaches to address the region’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates. According to the Onondaga County Health Department,

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

October 1, 2018 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its annual fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $10,000 in donations. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, for contributions received on or before December 15, 2018. This yields a potential for $20,000 of growth in

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