The story you are about to read is a young man who grew up in Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) that took advantage of the opportunities given to him from his mentors. We hear so often regarding the negativities that surround our young men who resides in housing. Successful stories are rarely written about those who have the persuasiveness or eagerness to succeed regardless of their environment.
Corey Cage’s success story started when he graduated from Henninger High School and received a football scholarship to attend Hobart & Smith College of Geneva.
Are you ready to work up a sweat for your neighborhood?
Local nonprofit housing and community development agency Home HeadQuarters (HHQ) is hoping people are looking for an opportunity to work up a sweat by volunteering for its annual Neighborhood Block Blitz set to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, this year both on the city’s South and Near West sides.
The day-long event welcomes hundreds of volunteers, skilled workers and contractors to help improve the homes on six city blocks by painting, landscaping, fixing porches and more.
When driving out of the parking lot of Arctic Island Ice Cream on West Seneca Turnpike, turn right. Drive straight for less than a minute. Turn right onto Valley Drive and enter the Gannon’s Isle parking lot.
Not only are these two family-owned ice cream places less than a two-minute drive from each other, but they also bring non-Valley residents to the Valley.
The JProject Band and His Vision to Use Music for Change
The JProject Band won’t be constricted to a genre but more so a feeling. “We play feel good songs; we’re just eclectic lovers of music,” said co-founder and guitarist Jeffery Houston. His band will perform Sunday, June 20, at the Southwest Showcase Sundays.
The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative are sponsoring the fourth annual South Side Film Festival this month.
A film will be shown each Friday beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the KeyBank parking lot, located on the corner of South Salina and Colvin streets. The final showing is “Good Hair.” The outdoor screenings are free and open to the public. Those attending should bring chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available for purchase; no coolers, alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed on the premises.
In encouraging scholarly pursuit, Xi Chapter of the Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, a national sisterhood organization whose mission is to provide community service and support, encourage scholarly pursuits and empower its members to address societal issues, held its 41th annual Youth Achievement Luncheon Saturday, June 12, at the Drumlins Country Club.
The group will be highlight the achievement of high school juniors and seniors in the areas of the Arts, Community Service, Science and Sports and give incentive awards to a students from the Syracuse City K-8 and middle schools.
The parade will begin at Beauchamp Branch Library located at 2111 S. Salina St. at noon Saturday, June 5. Then parade will march over to Danforth School, 309 W. Brighton Ave., where the festival will run from 1 to 3 p.m.