Tag Archives: South Side Communication Center

‘They Call Me Mom’

Life skills taught at South Side Communication Center’s after-school program The South Side Communication Center is much more than a safe place for middle-school and high-school students to gather after the school day ends. The center — which opened in January 2011 through a partnership with the Southside Community Coalition, South Side Initiative Office of Syracuse University and Home HeadQuarters ... Read More »

Writing Our Lives

Workshop inspires students to communicate through creative writing One by one, students in a group pondered a question a volunteer put to them: What do you want your career to be? One girl wanted to be a teacher; another student wanted to be a writer. Finally, the last student at the table asked someone to beat a drum roll on ... Read More »

After-School Program

Andrea Taylor vows, ‘I will be here every day even if four kids show up’ After-school programs for children on the South Side are not common, but the South Side Communication Center offers one free of charge to neighborhood parents. Andrea Taylor, 40, a mother of three, and an employee of the South Side Initiative, runs the program each school ... Read More »

Southside Community Coalition Meets the Community

Colorful balloons, festive music and buffet tables laden with food and dessert are not the only transformations that have taken place at the South Side Communication Center. No detail had been left out by Shante Harris El and the members of the Southside Community Coalition, Inc. as they planned for their first “Night Out with The Coalition” community social and ... Read More »