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Jordan, NY Resident Leaves Estate Gift to Local Charities

In Cayuga and western Onondaga counties, children will have additional reading opportunities, more stray animals will find safe shelter and happy homes and residents will enjoy a vibrant parade. All of this thanks to the new Melvin E. Brown Fund at the Central New York Community Foundation; this fund was established by its namesake, a long-time Village of Jordan resident.

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Connecting Southside Residents with Employment and Success

Walking into the Community Connections Center of the Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center, one is greeted with cheerful blue walls and green plants, new computers and a billboard filled with local job postings. This optimistic center holds two workspaces that serve as the home for PEACE, Inc.’s career preparation services. Here, Southside residents can view job openings and

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Community Foundation Awards Grant to Address Street Violence & Related Trauma

Nearly $345,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 12, 2017 – It is 1:00 a.m. on a warm summery evening. Most of the city is asleep, but Timothy Jennings-Bey is driving down the dark, quiet Syracuse streets to another grisly murder scene. Soon he will be met with a grieving mother who just witnessed her

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New Program Offers Coaching to Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

August 30, 2017 – The Central New York Community Foundation is offering mid-level staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills in preparation for future responsibilities as they move up in their organizations. The newly launched LeadUP CNY, the Marsellus Next Generation Leadership Program will be offered bi-yearly and is designed to

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Engineering Scholarship Helps Educate CNY Students

Stanley Young dedicated his career to the field of engineering after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He eventually set out to teach others in the field by serving as a professor of engineering and construction technology at SUNY Farmingdale. Young passed away in 1977, but his desire to help others achieve success is carrying on in the lives

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World Refugee Day Event Celebrates and Recognizes Our Diverse Community

Christina Whiteside, administrative associate at the Community Foundation, visited the World Refugee Day Celebration at the Philanthropy Center on June 20th and shares with us her first-hand experience of this heart-warming and eye-opening event. In the early afternoon hours on June 20th, InterFaith Works staff and volunteers gathered in the ballroom of the Central New York Philanthropy Center to celebrate

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Nonprofit Addresses Critical Issues While Increasing Civic Pride

One summer afternoon in July, an impressive group of 2,000 people – mostly parents and their children – gathered at Destiny USA for Summer Learning Day. Besides having fun with the interactive crafts and sing-alongs, children chose from thousands of age-appropriate books to bring home. Organized by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC), the event aimed to help address

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