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Good Lawns Cultivates Work Ethic and Entrepreneurial Spirit

The seed for Good Lawns was planted during a staff meeting. Hasan Stephens, founder and executive director of Good Life Youth Foundation, wondered how to teach youth to make money using resources around them. What about offering to clear snow or cut grass? Unfortunately, the young people seeking work wouldn’t have equipment. What if they borrowed mowers and offered their

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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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Community Foundation Announces New Hires and Promotions

April 22, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees and promoted five. Terri Evans, Receptionist Terri joined us in December as our receptionist. She is responsible for greeting callers and visitors to the Philanthropy Center and providing administrative support to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Community Foundation. Terri holds a bachelor’s degree

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

March 2019 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 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.

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Raises $17,930 During Fundraising Campaign

January 14, 2019 (Pulaski, NY)– The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $17,000 in community contributions during its fall 2018 appeal. Sixty-five contributions totaling $17,930 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $10,000 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the

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Community Foundation Partners With Elementary School to Fill Gaps in Summer Learning

When the school year ends, children in high-poverty environments often lose the opportunity to benefit from healthy food and safe places to spend their days. And their social and economic situations often provide few occasions where they can continue their learning. The cumulative effect is a crisis in the making: students lose an average of more than two months in

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