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Say Yes Syracuse Joins Forces with CNY Community Foundation

When Say Yes to Education established a Syracuse chapter in 2008 to ensure that all Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students would have the opportunity to obtain a post-secondary education, the long-term goal was for the chapter to become independently governed and administered at the local level. We are pleased to report that that day has come. Beginning July 1,

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Local Effort Enhances Path to Post-Secondary Education through Community Building

At Syracuse’s Fowler High School, an overwhelming majority of the student body is considered to be living below the poverty line. In 2018, the school saw less than half of its senior class graduate. The annual income for someone without a high school diploma is on average $10,000 less than someone who graduated. This can turn into a vicious cycle

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Ahmeed Turner Named Executive Director of Say Yes Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY, Sept. 28 — Ahmeed Turner, the scholarship director of Say Yes Syracuse since 2012, has been named the chapter’s executive director, the Say Yes to Education national organization announced today. Launched in 2008, the Say Yes Syracuse partnership has marshaled an array of public and private entities – including the Syracuse City School District; the city of Syracuse;

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$20 Million NYS Gift Completes Endowment Goal for Local Say Yes to Education College Promise

March 1, 2016 – Coming off an announcement today from Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner that a $400,000 gift from a bond issuance fee finalizes a $5 million challenge match from SRC, Inc., Say Yes Syracuse is receiving another major boost that will permanently endow its scholarship promise for Syracuse City School children. Tonight, County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced in her

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