We Rise Above the Streets has been fighting homelessness since its founding three years ago ASyracuse nonprofit, We Rise Above the Streets, held a charity fundraiser recently to spread local awareness of the good works its members are planning. The primary goal of the organization, founded three years ago, is to fight homelessness in the community. That means handing out ... Read More »
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After many life battles, Damon Gilstrap defies all odds On his first date with the woman who would become his fiancé, Damon Gilstrap detailed his entire past — the group homes, the drugs, the violence, being homeless and time incarcerated. He was completely transparent. “I didn’t know if he was trying to run me away or what,” said Angela Wilson, ... Read More »
New food pantry offers healthy options every Thursday When the P.E.A.C.E. Inc, South Side Family Resource Center opened its new food pantry a month ago, emphasizing nutritious food, the longtime South Side institution drew one of its biggest crowds ever. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King West, the resource center has been a safe haven for many local residents by providing ... Read More »
Initiative works to make low-income homes environmentally friendly Tanesha Keene had lived in a collapsing and lead- contaminated home on Marguerite Avenue with her two sons, 10 and 2, since August 2015. Without a working furnace and little insulation, the family lacked protection in winter. The basement contained asbestos and a hazardous tangle of electrical wiring that reduced energy efficiency ... Read More »
To better understand how neighborhood violence impacts youth, Syracuse therapists met with Clifford Ryans, creator of OGs Against Violence, June 24 to learn about his on-the-ground anti-violence campaign and how they can help. Their meeting followed the tragic shooting June 19 during an annual Father’s Day cookout where one man was shot and killed and two others were injured on ... Read More »