Director’s Blog

Mary Nelson Calls for Help

Today I received an e-mail from Mary Nelson, who is well-known in the community for her annual Youth Day Barbecue and Backpack Giveaway and most recently for her youth center. She is in search of funding to keep her programs going. Read More »

Quick Update

The Stand will still participate with the writing workshop being held Nov. 7 at Dunbar Center but will continue without Prof. Steve Davis. The two journalism sessions will be led by Ashley Hanry, director of The Stand, and may possibly feature a guest presenter. Read More »

Workshop for Mothers

I just learned about a unique event being offered by Mothers Offering Youth Opportunity (MOYO): A set of six workshops geared for mothers. The flier says it is to “Help mothers to care for themselves so they can care for their children.” Read More »

The Stand Joins Writing Workshop

Ashley Hanry, director of The Stand, will present two journalism sessions during the free community writing event to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Dunbar Community Center, 1453 South State St., Syracuse. Read More »

Home Maintenance Program to Start

Tonight, Jubilee Homes will hold the fall session of its Home Maintenance and Repair program.  The free program is the third and final one of this year. “The main purpose is to teach current and potential home owners how to make repairs to their house,” said Desaree Dixie, Jubilee Homes’ housing director. Read More »

Weekly update

Meetings and workshops … This has been my entire week. I’ve been driving from the South Side Innovation Center to the Syracuse University campus nearly every day. Read More »

Board welcomes new member

Saturday, Sept. 19, The Stand held a special board meeting. We are proud to welcome Reginald A. Seigler as our newest member. Read More »

Say Yes to Gain Donations

Education Program now an option in the United Way Charitable Giving Campaign The Mayor’s office recently announce that Say Yes to Education will now be added as an option for the United Way’s Charitable Giving Campaign pledge cards. Read More »

President Pushes Education

Who could be a more appropriate audience for the message to “stay in school and out of trouble” then returning students on their first day back in the classroom? Read More »

Get published

How to submit ideas, stories and announcements The Stand wants to be the destination for South Side news. We want this Web site – and our future print publication – to be where people go to find out what to do each weekend, what local businesses and popular programs are up to and what local residents are involved in. Read More »