Tag Archives: Southwest Community Center

Dare to Dream

Counselor teaches young men the value of embracing their visions When Halston Canty talks about his work on the South Side, he puts the adolescents first. “I have the opportunity to see these young men grow. I have the opportunity to contribute something positive and save their life,” Canty said. “It helps me because I’m older than them and I’m ... Read More »

The Way Back

Rashawn Sullivan is on a path to redemption after killing another South Side teen in 1997 Read More »

TEAM A.N.G.E.L. Spreads Its Wings

Mentor starts youth and family program after personal experiences Ed Mitchell Jr. is the founder/director of TEAM A.N.G.E.L. mentoring and youth development program. While growing up, Ed, fondly known as “Lil Ed,” was a regular participant in community-based programming focused on family. It was both supportive and life changing for him. The family community programming proved to be instrumental in ... Read More »

Digital Expression

14 young students displayed their artwork at Syracuse University The Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Warehouse recently displayed the artistic work and creativity of 14 young people who had been enrolled in a summer program at the Southwest Community Center. Equipped with cameras, armed with Photoshop techniques and determined to write about their experiences, the adolescents had worked with Syracuse ... Read More »

Setting a Vision

Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility celebrates anniversary, name change in style In a recent Saturday night, one of Syracuse’s longtime service organizations threw a party — inviting everyone from its board members to local residents — to celebrate a double benchmark, the organization’s birthday and its name change. As the music played in a crowded room, the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, ... Read More »

Get Motivated

George Lynch strives to share career advice that he didn’t have growing up George Lynch has been teaching cursive writing to youth at the Southwest Community Center, training them to write the big, loopy letters normally associated with birthday cards from grandparents. Many kids no longer are taught this art, and Lynch feels that’s a big problem. “I was telling ... Read More »

Growth through Necessity

Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative Meeting Community leaders and residents filled the Southwest Community Center at 401 South Ave. to voice their hopes and concerns about the proposed neighborhood supermarket Thursday, Nov. 19. Read More »

Hope is Supermarket will Revitalize South Side

The leaders of an effort to get a grocery store on the South Side were short on answers but long on optimism in a public meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19, at the Southwest Community Center. Walt Dixie, executive director of Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. and leader of the Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative, stressed that the meeting was only preliminary, but ... Read More »