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Pete’s Perspectives: Mitigating a Census Undercount in CNY

The Community Foundation is committed to using data to measure where we are and where we want to go. We foster opportunities for those that use local population data, such as staff members within nonprofits, school districts and governments, to share what they know and what they have learned about trends and issues both with each other and with the

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New Otisco Lake Preserve Connects Community to Natural Beauty

Several cascading streams flow through a 36-acre preserve and into a lake below. A hiking trail passes through mature forest and descends steeply to the water’s edge. Along the lake’s shore, visitors will find a flat point flanked by rugged shale cliffs. This new nature preserve, found along Otisco Lake, might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the

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Community Needs Assessment Shines Light on Poverty Needs

Nearly $150,000 in New Grants Will Continue Study, Help Nonprofits Measure November 27, 2018 – The initial results of a new community assessment led by the Central New York Community Foundation are identifying which life needs are not being adequately met for those living in poverty. The year-long collaborative evaluation identified affordable long-term housing, addiction, lead poisoning, job readiness, and

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Forgotten Central New York Suffragist Celebrated Through Opera

With the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in New York State just passed in 2017, and as the national centennial approaches in 2020, there has never been a more appropriate time than now for the community to reflect upon the courageous, uncelebrated individuals who played a part in this significant moment in history. While suffragists Elizabeth Cady

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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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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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