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Dismantling Institutional Racism: The Beginning of our Journey

No matter where you come from, what you look like, or how much money your family has, everyone should have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. However, opportunity in America has traditionally depended on who you are and where you come from. Policies, practices, and beliefs—rooted in history and still affecting people today—continue to oppress, exclude and prevent

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New Service in Madison County Helps Students Advance Educational Dreams

It can be especially hard for students living in remote rural communities to access transportation for college visits, receive information on available scholarships and get answers to financial aid questions. A new service expansion into Madison County will help students more easily find the healthy support system they need as they explore opportunities for a higher education. Since 1999, On

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Matching Challenge Grants Issued to Support Arts During Pandemic

October 6, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation is issuing a matching challenge grant in the amount of $100,000 to the CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund, which was established by CNY Arts to provide emergency support to the arts, cultural, and heritage industry in Central New York. Additional challenge grants have also been issued by the John Ben

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Make a Difference

By Jan Lane When the filmed version of Hamilton debuted on Disney Plus in July, it reignited interest in the widely acclaimed Broadway play about America’s “ten-dollar founding father.” Along with its resurgence in the public consciousness came a fresh set of questions about the work’s portrayal of American history and Hamilton’s legacy. It is this idea of legacy –

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Say Yes Syracuse Joins Forces with CNY Community Foundation

When Say Yes to Education established a Syracuse chapter in 2008 to ensure that all Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students would have the opportunity to obtain a post-secondary education, the long-term goal was for the chapter to become independently governed and administered at the local level. We are pleased to report that that day has come. Beginning July 1,

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ALLEN SPEISER MEMORIAL FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

February 13, 2020—The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund is now accepting grant applications. Grant applications will be accepted from programs that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit, human service organizations that serve people with disabilities in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland

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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition. Available grant funds vary each

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Paper Released: The Critical Next Step to Address Lead Poisoning in Syracuse

The topic of lead poisoning has recently burst back into the scene in Central New York due to high-profile publicity and community action; however, it has been an ongoing issue in this region, and across New York State, for decades. Recently, we have seen a steady march forward toward progress, both in terms of increased resources devoted to the issue

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Caring Soul Leaves Generous Gift for Others

Larry Daley’s license plate may have read BOPREY, standing for ‘birds of prey,’ but he was nothing like the fierce hunters he so admired. The life-long Cazenovia resident is remembered for being friendly, caring and nurturing to both animals and his fellow man. Now, Larry’s generosity will be living on beyond his lifetime to benefit students from his alma mater,

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