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Students of Many Cultures See Themselves While Reading & Learning

As the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School (SASCCS) concluded its first successful year of operation, there was much to be proud of: students received ample one-on-one attention, parental engagement thrived, and teachers and students came together to build a diverse learning community. Yet, something very essential was still missing. “Literacy can’t be confined solely to the classroom,”

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Local Group Encouraging Adult Residents to Learn for Advancement

Nearly 5,000 Onondaga County residents each year participate in adult education, which includes English-as-second-language, high school equivalency and secondary school completion services. Yet this is only a small fraction of the population that needs help, according to Mark Cass, executive director of North Side Learning Center. “These services are only reaching 15 percent of the adults in our community in

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CNY Film Professionals Launches Website to Unite Growing Film Industry

When one thinks of Syracuse, salt city or home of the orange may come to mind.  But if it were up to Elias Gwinn, founder and president of the nonprofit organization CNY Film Professionals, Syracuse would be synonymous with “film production hotspot.”  Gwinn’s extensive experience in film has positioned him as the perfect local ambassador for sharing the area’s potential

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On Point for College Relocates with Students’ Needs in Mind

Students are taught to believe that knowledge and a hearty work ethic are the keys to obtaining a college education. However, many students possess these capabilities and yet still find themselves excluded from opportunity. The impact that a healthy support system has on an individual’s quest for higher education is often overlooked by those who are fortunate enough to have

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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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