Tag Archives: Syracuse

Syracuse i-Team Seeks Feedback

Ideation Session focuses on housing stability The city of Syracuse’s Innovation Team’s second Ideation Session brought residents together Monday, July 16, at the Southwest Community Center to share personal stories on the housing challenges they face. The session focused on three different aspects of housing stability: housing quality, housing costs and housing information. “We understand that we’re not going to ... Read More »

How to Spot a Code Violation

City to offer first guided tour to educate on home safety In order to better inform the public, the City of Syracuse’s Division of Code Enforcement is offering a Healthy Housing 101 training by showing just what a code violation looks like. To do this, two code inspectors will offer guided tours through a Greater Syracuse Land Bank property in ... Read More »

Former Parolees Lead Re-entry Efforts

Charles Rivers and Karen Loftin oversee $95,000 grant to reunite families By lunch time one day last year, Charles Rivers had gone from being a supervised parolee to a welcomed professional in the same office building where hours before one individual held the power to revoke his freedom. “As a parolee, you look at parole as an adversary,” Rivers said. ... Read More »

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 »