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Fit Families: Empowering Parents and Children Through Physical Education

When the DeBoers selected the focus for the J. Henry & Martha E. De Boer Fund more than half a century ago, their goal was to help children suffering from vision problems, impaired hearing or kidney disease. They never could have predicted that all these years later their action would produce ripples of influence as far reaching as the shores

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Catching up with Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship Recipients: Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim

Thriving in their schooling, both Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim are just a few of the Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship recipients setting out to make a difference in their respective fields. The scholarship fund was established by Joshua Allyn to award a 4-year scholarship of $10,000 per year to a student majoring in any aspect of engineering. The scholarship, previously

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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 to Arts and Cultural Organizations

Total of $419,607 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties December 29, 2016 – Local arts organizations received a helpful boost of support this holiday season when nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded from the Central New York Community Foundation to support projects addressing local culture, public art, performance and historical preservation. One of the grant recipients

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Steps To Thrive: Hopeprint Empowers Refugee Women

Five years ago, Nicole Watts founded Hopeprint on Syracuse’s Northside to empower resettled refugees to thrive by “forming unified neighborhoods rich in culture and community.” It now hosts weekly hospitality programs such as Her Village, Tuesday Gatherings, and Hopeprint Kids, allowing refugees living in the Syracuse community to share cultures and unify as a family. Watts serves as executive director.

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McMahon/Ryan Goes Blue for Kids During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 25, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Studies show one-in-10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18, according to a Darkness to Light research analysis. While National Child Abuse Prevention Month is soon coming to an end, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is working tirelessly year-round to assist the Syracuse community in recognizing the signs of child abuse

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Enable and TLS merge to form AccessCNY

Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Two local nonprofits put this to the test and successfully completed a formal merge to enhance their program delivery and maximize operations. Thanks to support from the Community Foundation’s Strategic Partnership Fund and Community Grant program, Enable and Transitional Living Services (TLS) were able

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