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Justin Bachman Chooses to ‘Live Loud’ and Teach Others About Tolerance

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Click the play button above to learn how Justin Bachman continues to ‘Live Loud’ and teach others around him about tolerance. Audio Transcript: Justin Bachman Chooses to ‘Live Loud’ and Teach Others About Tolerance By Alexandra Jennerjahn SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — 21-year-old Justin Bachman has known for his entire life that he’s not like […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Health, Non-profit, Sports

Former professional boxer teaches heart health to inner-city youth

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Video Transcript: Fight for Hearts Script Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Workout music and children’s laughter filled the room at the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Syracuse as the kids participated in a non-contact boxing class conducted by a local non-profit, Fight for Hearts. Founder of Fight for Hearts, former professional boxer and […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit, Syracuse

How one Syracuse refugee family battled language barrier to start a new life

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE (NCC News) – There are around 9,500 refugees in the Onondaga County since the last 10 years, many of them from Bhutan, Syria, Africa, Somalia and many from other middle eastern countries. One of them was Angeton Mouity. Mouity and his family were refugees from the Republic of Combo in Central Africa. […]

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Activism, Central New York, Community, Fundraiser, Non-profit, Syracuse

Ronald McDonald House of CNY Will Host The 10th Annual Bella Casa Fashion Show

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Click the Play button above to find out how you can help raise money for families in need by attending the 10th annual Bella Casa Fashion Show. Audio transcript: Stahl_Bella Casa Script By Shoshana Stahl SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Ronald McDonald House of Central New York will host its 10th annual Bella Casa Fashion Show this […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Jobs, Non-profit, Workforce Development

On Point For College Hosts First Women’s Speaker At New Location

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Click the Play button above to find out why On Point for College chose 488 West Onondaga Street as its new location.  Audio Transcript: OnPointMove By J.D. Raucci SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse’s branch of On Point for College is known for helping low-income students get into and succeed in college. However, it’s also a way […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

Vera House Educates the Community on February Being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Click the Play button above to find out how Vera House is working to educate the community on teen dating violence since February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Audio Transcript: Stahl_Vera House Script By Shoshana Stahl SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – With February being National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, organizations in […]

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Central New York, Community, Fundraiser, Non-profit

Ronald McDonald House of CNY Announces a New 2018 Youth Advisory Board

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Click the Play button above to find out the roles and responsibilities of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York’s Youth Advisory Board members. Audio Transcript: Stahl_Ronald McDonald House Script By Shoshana Stahl SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York announced new members to their youth advisory board […]

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Central New York, Community, food, Non-profit

Decrease Overdue Library Fees With Holiday Food Donations

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga Free Library are giving people an opportunity to reduce overdue book fines by donating nonperishable food items to their holiday donation box. Today the library started their fundraiser which allows their current library members to donate goods which will take money off of their overdue […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Education, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

The Importance of Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): A social media movement with the hashtag MeToo has become a platform to encourage sexual assault victims to talk about their personal experience and how they are getting over it. This hashtag started when actress, Alyssa Milano, posted a screenshot saying “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me […]

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Education, Non-profit, Sexual Awareness, Sexual Transmitted Disease, STD Testing

STDs Are On The Rise in Onondaga County

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of New York. This county is specifically susceptible for these rates because of the high populations of poverty and college students. These numbers have doubled because people who are infected don’t know […]

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Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Syracuse

First-Ever Concrete Homes in Syracuse Will Lower Utility Bills

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Habitat for Humanity has partnered with two professors from the Syracuse school of architecture and Mason Contractors Association of America to build two homes on Hixson Avenue that could make housing more affordable. They are the first homes in the area to be built with concrete. Concrete homes […]

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Central New York, Community, holiday, Non-profit, Seniors, Syracuse, Things to do

Nonprofit Organizations are Taking Advantage of Giving Tuesday to show their work in CNY

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By Rafael Freitas, SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News) – After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has become a new tradition in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. In 2016, more than 40,000 nonprofits around the world raised over $168 million from 1.5 million […]

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Central New York, Community, holiday, Non-profit, Syracuse

Local Organization Is Looking For Donations This Giving Tuesday

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday may be over, but Tuesday marks yet another day with an incentive to spend money this holiday season. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide, online movement. On November 28, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity will join thousands of people across the globe […]

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Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Non-profit

Friendsgiving at Gigi’s Playhouse

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By Stefan Oliva CICERO, NY (NCC News) –  Gigi’s Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that works with people who have Down syndrome, which is caused when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21, to promote social interaction and improve relationships between themselves and within their communities. “They’re a wonderful group of people,” said Jill Slocum, […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Poverty

Good Life Foundation helps at-risk youth

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The good life foundation helps “at-risk” youth find a purpose of life. They do this, by building a personal relationship, entrepreneurship skills and help them learn how to manage their financial assets. The foundation was started in 2014 with 10 youths. Now, it has expanded to serve around […]

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