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Literacy Council Primes Cortland County Children for Success

In rural Cortland County, only 24% of third graders are testing proficiently on New York State English Language Arts exams. This is especially important because third grade marks a turning point in early education: at that time, children typically are expected to stop learning to read and begin reading to learn other subjects. To keep on track towards this goal,

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Graduates From The Leadership Classroom Ready to Serve Community

June 27, 2018 – Reggie Kelley, a mentor in the Syracuse City School District, was compelled to help alleviate the struggles of homeless and impoverished children after making a jarring discovery. Reggie learned that more than 10% of all children in the district are homeless. As a man of strong faith and compassion, he knew he could not stand idle

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Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

June 21, 2018 – On June, 20, 2018, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected five new members and appointed new officers. The following new members were appointed to serve their first three-year term: Karin Sloan DeLaney, Principal, Sloan DeLaney, P.C. With over 20 years of experience in trusts and estates law, special needs planning and tax

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Speiser Fund Announces Largest Grant Award

April 30, 2018 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,000 to Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc. (ATI) to host a series community events that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. People with disabilities continue to face

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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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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

April 12, 2018 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Pulaski or the Town of Richland. The grant application deadline is May 15, 2018.   Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns, and preservation of historic resources.

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