Tag Archives: Refugees

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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Steps To Thrive: Hopeprint Empowers Refugee Women

Five years ago, Nicole Watts founded Hopeprint on Syracuse’s Northside to empower resettled refugees to thrive by “forming unified neighborhoods rich in culture and community.” It now hosts weekly hospitality programs such as Her Village, Tuesday Gatherings, and Hopeprint Kids, allowing refugees living in the Syracuse community to share cultures and unify as a family. Watts serves as executive director.

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Northside Revealed Bus Tour shows new side to historic neighborhood

On Thursday April 16, Northside UP, Hopeprint, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and the Central New York Community Foundation collaborated to showcase the changing dynamic of Syracuse’s Northside neighborhood on a 40-minute bus tour. The bus tour had 11 stops through the historic neighborhood to demonstrate examples of new developments and investment in the neighborhood. Syracuse’s Northside started off as

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