Non-profit Articles

Ralph Rotella and a friend pose for a picture inside Discount Shoe Repair (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Business, Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Cobbler Feels Like an ‘Angel in Heaven’

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Ralph Rotella has been repairing shoes at Discount Shoe Repair in downtown Syracuse for over 40 years. He learned from his uncle how to fix shoes when they came over from Italy in the 1970s. The store brings in old friends, new customers, and even some important figures […]

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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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Camps, Central New York, Community, Education, Health, Non-profit, Public Safety, safety

Annual Burn Run Raises Money for Burn Survivors

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Kennedy Crenshaw, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 11th annual Burn Run kicked off this weekend at the East Syracuse Fire Department. Over 500 people came out to run a 5k, 10k or both. By registering for the race, runners raised money for the Burn Foundation of Central New York. Each year the Burn Foundation puts on […]

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Central New York, Community, Feature, Health, History, Non-profit, Seniors, Syracuse

Veteran Resource Center Hosts Lunches Modeled After World War II Tradition

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By Colleen Callander CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News) — Nearly 200 people show up to Clear Path for Veterans every Wednesday. Among them are veterans, active duty service men and women and their families looking to enjoy a hot meal together at the Wednesday Canteen. “It’s mostly a social event for the veterans,” Executive Chef Christopher Griffin said. […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

The Power of a Child’s Wish Can Make an Impact on Recovery

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Wishes that are granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions can provide hope to keep fighting for their life. Make-A-Wish Central New York is just one of 62 chapters across the country. Alone, the chapter has granted nearly 1,800 wishes since it formed in 1985. These children […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Non-profit

Talk, Read, Sing Helps Parents Prepare their Children for Kindergarten

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Interacting with children early on can make all the difference for their future By Tyler Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – About 60 percent of children in the United States go into kindergarten lacking the basic language, math, and social skills that are needed for children to excel in the future. “Talk, Read, Sing Onondaga” […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, Health, Non-profit

Food Banks Provide Nutritious Food Year-Round

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Food Bank of Central New York provides healthy food options to those in need. Covering 11 counties in central and northern New York, the food bank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food monthly. While non-perishable items are important to have, such as canned fruits […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Public Safety, Syracuse

Sexual Assault Victims Seek Help at Vera House

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Vera House offers different programs for victims By Tyler Dudley (SYRACUSE) – Syracuse Police Department and Onondaga County Police Department answered over 600 phone calls about sexual assault in 2016. Jennifer Loppicolo works with their Community/Youth Education Program. She travels to elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to inform younger kids and teenagers about the […]

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

Intervening Early to Empower Women Later

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County Inc. hosted its annual Spirit of American Women on October 17th event in hopes to raise money for YWCA programs. 12% of the women workforce are in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Liz Wierbinski, Program & Development Director at YWCA Syracuse, […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Non-profit, Politics, Syracuse

Local NY Civil Rights Organization Works to Decrease Disability Issues

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Listen to the issues Disabled in Action member Sally Johnston wants Mayoral and Common Council candidates to fix during their terms.   By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Most of people get up in the morning, brew a cup of coffee , and then drive or walk to work with the only worry in their minds […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit, race, Spring 2017, Technology, Things to do

Organization Brings Teenage Girls Opportunities to Explore STEM

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By Lisa Nho SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — One special program in the city of Syracuse will be bringing the meaning of “community” to the people. The YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, Inc. – alongside Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry – will be teaming up to provide an event that […]

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