Tag Archives: Syracuse City School District

New Nonprofit Helps Students Gain Access to Career Opportunities

In the City of Syracuse, a whopping 34% of residents live below the poverty line, compared to 15.5% nationally, according to the American Community Survey. This local crisis is inspiring people to take action – and get creative – to help our residents succeed and thrive. Enter Together Now, a new grassroots nonprofit organization aims to turn the tides on

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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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$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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Seymour School Unveils Student-Made Nutrition Mural

On Thursday, March 20, an excited collective of third-grade students from Seymour Dual Language Academy unveiled their work of art: a Nature Matching System mural. The students worked last fall to learn the connection between food color and nutrition value. They created superheroes with powers based on phytonutrients, made smoothies and painted panels that would be compiled into a mural

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