The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk was held Saturday, July 26, with gorgeous weather. Ten participants joined in on this social photography event where photographers get together to explore a neighborhood, shoot photos and practice their skills.
ACT-SO Program Thanks Syracuse for Financial Support Hello Syracuse Today Syracuse/Onondaga County NAACP ACT-SO Program would like to openly say Thank You. In June, we asked the Syracuse Community to help us raise the funds to get the local NAACP ACT-SO winners to the National ACT-SO NAACP Competition in Las Vegas, NV, and you [...]
The Syracuse/Onondaga County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program needs the community’s help to send four local ACT-SO first place winners to compete at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Las Vegas this July.
Mary Nelson envisions basketball and tennis courts next to her center For weeks last winter, snow covered the empty grass lot just north of the Mary Nelson Youth Center. But that’s not what Mary Nelson sees now. What she envisions is what she hopes will be a reality in just a few months: a neatly [...]
Group to hold sixth annual resource drive this Saturday Syracuse Grows, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing “food justice” to the city’s residents, hopes to raise $10,000 this year. Some of the money will help buy supplies that would better allow it to help local gardens, some of which are on the South Side. The [...]
Probably inspired by three parallel verses in the Bible (Matthew 12:25, Mark 3:24-25 and Luke 11:17), the English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote back in 1651, “A kingdom divided in itself cannot stand.” In the South Side community of Pioneer Homes, the question is whether a neighborhood divided cannot stand. It has been partitioned for [...]
Anti-gun violence program will target women New York state criminal justice authorities have given a nearly $400,000 grant to the nonprofit organization that runs the Southwest Community Center, at 401 South Ave., to develop anti-gun violence programs especially for women. The money, awarded to the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, comes from the state Division of [...]
Benediction Cafe, fully accredited culinary training program to replace deteriorating church
The historic 104-year-old church at 711 E. Fayette St., the former home to People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be renovated and turned into a cafe and culinary school. The project organizers said they hope this is a good way to serve the community and the economy, while also saving the deteriorating building from destruction.
The Rev. Daren Jaime, the pastor of A.M.E. Zion Church, said that the congregation agreed to sell the building and move to a new location at 2306 S. Salina St., but that many people and groups did not want to see the building go.
On Saturday, July 26, 10 participants set out on The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk.
Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. It is also a social event organized for the purpose of having fun, improving one’s photography skills and exploring a neighborhood. Often the aim is to practice and improve one’s own photography skills rather than a specific focus on documentary photography.
See the results from this year’s walk below:
University College and F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse are now accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens Academy class.
In its 10th year, Citizens Academy informs citizens:
Youth and adults are taught to think of themselves as individuals
Newspaper clippings describing various arrests and convictions decorate the wall of the steps leading to the basement of the Faith and Hope Community Center at 1029 Montgomery St. They are intended to serve as a deterrent to adolescents contemplating criminal mischief.
One clipping details the arrest of Antonio Owens. He is the founder of Team B.S.P.M., which means Building Strong Positive Minds and is meant to teach life skills to local youth and adults newly released from jail. The program works with nearly 40 adolescents, but has held events that attracted three times that number.