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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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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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