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Syracuse Students Discover Inner-Strength and Learn to Value Each Other Through Positivity Project

Local veterans gathered together with a 5th grade class at J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School in Syracuse. The students interviewed the veterans, who shared stories of life, loss and bravery. Bravery is one of 24 character strengths that are part of the Positivity Project, a national nonprofit effort that helps students build stronger relationships by recognizing these traits in themselves and

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11 Year-Old Piano Prodigy Receives Life-Changing Grant from Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent

For Hee Jung Michel, watching the other young artists perform at Extraordinary Live was the easy part. When her son, 11-year-old Kaelem Michel, took his place at the piano onstage, she felt a rush of nerves. It was the biggest concert Kaelem had ever played. Though he had rehearsed prior to the event, he was anxious as he waited to

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Speiser Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 6, 2016- The Allen Speiser Memorial Fund for Vocational Rehabilitation is accepting grant applications from programs that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The application deadline is March 3, 2017. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit, human service organizations that serve people with disabilities in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland or Cayuga counties. The

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Pulaski Fund Raises $14,840 through Fall Campaign

December 30, 2016 (Pulaski, NY)– The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 during its fall 2016 community appeal. Seventy-three contributions totaling $14,840 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members alike helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $14,840 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the combined

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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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Peace Garden is Symbol of Freedom: Where is this in Downtown Syracuse?

Thanks to a Berlin native Elsa Kohl, Stephen Hadley and a Community Foundation donor, a “Peace Garden” is just behind the Museum of Science and Technology (MoST) on Franklin Street in Downtown Syracuse. The Community Foundation is pleased to assist in memorializing this piece of history. After escaping from politically unstable Berlin in 1953, Elsa Kohl and her husband, Harry,

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