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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships may be renewable annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient’s continued full-time matriculation in his/her program of study and maintenance of a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher. Selection criteria include academic performance,

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NYCLU Fosters Community Dialogue for I-81/Community Grid Project

Attorney Lanessa Chaplin grew up seeing I-81 every day as a Southside resident of Syracuse, but during her childhood she wasn’t aware of how it contributed to the generational poverty that surrounded her or the negative psychological, neurological, and respiratory effects that can come with living near the highway. Chaplin, who now serves as Project Counsel for the New York

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Adult Education Roundtable Brings All Write! to Onondaga County

All Write Actors on Stage

Over the past ten years, just shy of 10,000 New Americans have resettled in Onondaga County. Often not native English speakers, these individuals commonly experience discrimination and other hardships due to a language gap. A new program recently brought to Syracuse by the Adult Education Roundtable (AER)* is working to ease this burden through a fun introduction to English-as-a-New-Language (ENL)

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A total of $731,745 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties

July 29, 2019—The Community Foundation recently awarded the following grants to local nonprofit organizations: Action for Healthy Kids received $50,000 to support the Game On program to promote healthy eating and physical activity in 24 Onondaga and Madison county schools. Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation received $27,000 to complete renovations to the lower level of its theater. Central New

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Making Syracuse Lead Safe, One Window at a Time

Syracuse’s aging housing stock, of which a high proportion is privately-owned rental units, is still poisoning children with lead, nearly 40 years after lead paint was banned. That is because deferred maintenance on low-income rental properties has led to chipping, flaking and peeling paint that can be accidentally ingested or inhaled by dust. The responsibility of keeping these homes safe

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New Program Addresses Mental Health Needs of Refugees

Central New York is home to more than 11,000 New Americans who have rebuilt their lives here. Many turn to local nonprofits for support to establish economic and social-self-sufficiency, long after the initial resettlement period. English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) lessons and housing assistance are primary support services refugees have access to, while mental health services are far less common. The lack of

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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards

April 15, 2019 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,031 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. Arc of Onondaga received $1,501 to help individuals secure competitive employment through the use of assessment tools that assist in identifying their career

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People of All Abilities Find a Healthy Outlet through Physical Activity

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 1, 2018—Tennis is a sport loved by many, yet it isn’t always accessible for people of all ages or abilities. A grant awarded to Move Along by the Central New York Community Foundation will soon make this fun and dynamic sport accessible to all. Move Along began

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