Non-profit Articles

Community , Health , Non-profit

Pink Garbage bins Sold to Raise Money for Cancer

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by Karthik Venkataraman FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Where people put their trash could be a local cancer center’s treasure. For a Fayetteville non-profit organization, that’s the selling point to fight back against cancer. Pink Pal’s sells pink garbage bins, known as pink carts, out of Fayetteville to raise money for the Upstate Cancer Center and the American Breast Cancer […]

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Community , Non-profit , safety

Non-Violence Workshops Teach Peaceful Conflict Resolution

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 By Dominique Patrick SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Alternatives to Violence Project, developed by inmates and Quakers after the Attica riot in 1972, has been holding workshops globally. These workshops educate participants how to handle conflict peacefully. Though the program has been in several locations, Co-Chairperson for the Community Violence Task Force, Timothy Kirkland, […]

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Central New York , Education , Non-profit

Syracuse Parents Learn Tips On Raising Sons From Local Author

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By Alison Caliguire SYRACUSE (NCC News) – An Author of two books on parenting is helping parents with the sometimes difficult task of raising their sons. Strategist, motivational speaker, and father of four, Darrell Andrews spoke at an event Monday night sponsored by the Building Men Program. Building Men is a local group that encourages boys to […]

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Junior Good Days Kicks-Off

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)-  Camp Good Days & Special Times is an organization whose efforts are put towards creating a fun environment for children dealing with cancer themselves or through a family member. Today was the start of this season’s Junior Good Days, a week-long day camp for kids ages four through seven. Campers enjoy two […]

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

Local Children Sponsored for Camp in Adirondaks

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By Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Generous sponsors have allowed three Lyncourt School seventh graders to attend sleep away camp in the Adirondaks this summer. The camp is called Naturalmente. It runs August 20-25th and focuses on learning more about science and Spanish. It is hosted by the Interact Language Center, where one of the […]

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Education , Non-profit

Local Organization Aims To Collect 3,000 Books By July 5th

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- Believe in Syracuse is an organization with the goal to improve the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse area. Community Caring is their most recent initiative; one that will host a minimum of four drives throughout the year focusing on different types goods each time. The Summer Youth Literacy Book Drive […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Non-profit

Coming up on NCC News at 4:45

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Top stories for today… Syracuse respects soldiers who died in combat. Despite unfavorable weather, the memorial day parade is scheduled to start at Baldswinsville this evening. One Central New York group is ensuring accessibility for families in need by building ramps. A local mowing company loses business due to excessive rains and continued bad weather. Tune in to […]

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Central New York , Health , Non-profit

“Jailbirds” Make Bail By Receiving Donations to Muscular Dystrophy

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By Jake Lapin, SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Muscular Dystrophy Association held its third annual Lock-Up event at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse on Thursday. Volunteers arrived and became jailbirds for the day. They got handcuffed and put in stripes for their mugshot before hitting the phones to earn donations. “They love it,” said Karen Fink, who’s […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Non-profit

Meals on Wheels Sees Flood of Support During National Volunteer Week

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By Olivia Liskowitz SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) It’s National Volunteer Week and the Meals on Wheels in downtown Syracuse has seen an outpouring of support. One of the biggest reasons for the support, however, is President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. If approved, the budget would cut $300,000, or about one-third, of the local chapter’s current budget. This presents […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Environment , Government , Health , Jobs , Non-profit , Politics , safety , Seniors , Transportation

Mayor Miner aims to Replace Aging Infrastructure

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By Elijah Shama SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — At a press conference today Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, flanked by a coalition of support agencies, announced her goal of replacing the city’s aging pipes. Mayor Miner stressed that “We cannot afford to wait; our communities depend on reliable, affordable access to clean water, good roads, and functional […]

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

Ophelia’s Place Brings New Meaning to “I am in Control Day”

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By Allie Mannheimer LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC News) — What does “I am in Control Day” mean to you? In 1981, it meant that Alexander Haig considered himself to be the new President of the United States. Now, the day has transformed to mean something unique to each person. Being in control could mean: Organizing your office […]

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Arts , Business , Central New York , Community , History , Music , Non-profit , Spring 2017 , Things to do , tourism

Landmark Theatre Sees Large Audiences and Financial Stability in Future

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By Lisa Nho SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Groundbreaking construction of Syracuse’s largest theater began nearly 90 years ago. Eight stories tall and with 3,000 seats, the Landmark Theatre was built with the intention of leaving a historical and cultural impact on the local community. Support from the community has stayed strong through all of the ups […]

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The signs that the protesters held read "Art Matters."(c) 2017 Candace Higgins
Arts , Central New York , Education , Non-profit , Politics

Syracuse residents defend the arts at this week’s ‘Trump Tuesdays’

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By Candace Higgins SYRACUSE, NY (N.C.C News) – This week’s Tump Tuesdays riled up citizens, young and old, in defense against the Trump administration’s proposed policy to dramatically cut funding for the arts and public broadcasting. Almost everyone in the crowd held signs displaying their love and appreciation for the arts. The founder of Syracuse’s Jazz […]

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Business , Central New York , Health , Non-profit

Café at 407 Serves More Than Coffee and Cake

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By Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — At least 30 million people of all ages and genders in the United States suffer from an eating disorder and eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Café at 407 and Ophelia’s Place, located […]

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