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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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Community Foundation Announces New Hire and Promotion

April 3, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired one employee and promoted one. Kari Simpkins was hired as Program Associate. She assists with the implementation of the community grant program, special initiatives and nonprofit development programs. A native of Rochester, New York, Simpkins attended Syracuse University and holds a degree in Child and Family Studies with

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Community Foundation Offering Scholarship For Graduation Seniors

March 21, 2018 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will award $2,675 each to one graduating male and female this year. Scholarships may be renewed annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient’s continued full-time

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The Leadership Classroom Now Accepting Applications

May 31, 2017– The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications from groups seeking admission into The Leadership Classroom (TLC) class of 2017-2018. TLC is a training program specially designed for grassroots community groups within Central New York. It is a unique opportunity to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other leaders in an interactive setting. Participants build skills

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Five Local Organizations Graduate from Leadership Training Program

  June 10, 2016 – On May 14, leaders from five local grassroots and nonprofit organizations celebrated their completion of The Leadership Classroom (TLC), an initiative of the Central New York Community Foundation. After participating in monthly training sessions, each group received a $3,500 grant to implement a community project that is proposed and planned during their training. Participants from

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Women’s Fund Awards $34,500 in Grants

April 22, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Fifteen nonprofit organizations from Onondaga, Madison and Cayuga counties were awarded grants through the Women’s Fund of Central New York’s annual grant round. The grants, totaling $34,500, will fund programs that support the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York. Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse received $1,250 to

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Central New York Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Sabbatical

June 24, 2015 – The Central New York Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for the 2015 John F. Marsellus Sabbatical.  The applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. There is no deadline for submission of applications. The Marsellus Sabbatical offers nonprofit executive directors and senior

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