Tag Archives: Syracuse

Creating HOPE

Nonprofit fights poverty on three fronts: policy, perception and people Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E. is an anti-poverty initiative standing for Healing Opportunity Prosperity Empowerment. Syracuse is one of 16 cities chosen to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative or ESPRI. H.O.P.E. originally was created to model the Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force to bring the community together to fight poverty. ... Read More »

A Place For Art

Beauchamp library hosts local art exhibitions to inspire creative minds Ever since philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built more than 2,500 of them a century ago, libraries — especially public libraries — have served as vital community centers, where children can go for help with schoolwork and adults can seek information to find jobs. Beauchamp Branch Library, a South Side stalwart at ... Read More »

A Wild Education

Local mother starts outdoor preschool to foster creativity Asoft rain fell over Manlius one October morning. Under the cover of cedar trees, Casey Johnson sat around the Sacred Circle shielded from the precipitation and wind. Preschool students sat on flat rocks on the forest floor, tearing through their afternoon snacks in what other schools might call “circle time.” At Creatures ... Read More »

Controlling Lead

Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition attempts to hold landlords accountable to tenants In a city where 91 percent of homes were built before lead-based paint was outlawed, community members have come together to combat a crisis that local and state government has yet to resolve. On Jan. 8, roughly 40 people gathered for the Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition’s second meeting, led ... Read More »

A New Mission

Revamped alliance sees big future for West Onondaga community When Kim and Paul Vinciguerra looked at the West Onondaga community as the place to move their printing business, Kim was unsure of the area, worried her customers would feel put off by the hard-bitten appearance of the neighborhood. Now, four years later, Vinciguerra said she is proud to see how ... Read More »

A Dream Workout

Tim Edwards’ passion project, an affordable South Side gym, is thriving When Tim Edwards was growing up on the South Side, he always had a passion for fitness and giving back to his community — passions he held onto his entire life. Finally, he has been able to make his dreams a reality: owning a gym, which happens to be ... Read More »

Current Issue

Our winter issue profiles Chief of Police Frank Fowler as part of our They Wear Blue series. Fowler will be stepping down in 2018 when Mayor Stephanie Miner’s term ends and newly elected Mayor Ben Walsh takes the helm. Fowler graced our first cover of The Stand in 2010 shortly after he was named head of the Syracuse Police Department. ... Read More »

Where Are They Now?

A Tiny Home for Good advances its work constructing homes for homeless veterans Andrew Lunetta dug his shovel into the ground, creating a small trench in the dirt. Pieces of plywood lay nearby, baking in the hot September sun. The plot of land at 208 Bellevue Ave., empty as it was, might not have looked like much. But Lunetta regarded ... Read More »