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Business, Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Nonprofit Addresses the City’s Economy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Greening USA is a Syracuse nonprofit that works on issues such as strengthening local economies and creating sustainable communities. The organization held an event on Dec. 8 that was open to the public to present the trends about Central New York’s economy, as well as Syracuse’s. The […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Poverty, race, Syracuse

Syracuse Citizens Give Their Thoughts on Syracuse’s Black Poverty Problem

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Century Foundation recently reported Syracuse has the highest concentration of Black poverty of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. In 2000, nine Syracuse neighborhoods were deemed “extremely impoverished” meaning 40 percent or more of the population lives in poverty. Today, almost 30 of these neighborhoods exist, […]

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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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Business, Central New York, Community, Poverty

Syracuse group hopes to remove “homeless” label from its neighborhood

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – One organization plans to repaint a bridge that leads into its neighborhood as a sign of what’s to come; an effort to restore the neighborhood and improve the quality of life. The bridge that crosses over West Onondaga Street reads “Mission District” on one side and “Lives Change Here” […]

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

Blessings in a Backpack Program Expands, Combats Poverty in Syracuse

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse City School District provides every child with free breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the week, but for some students in need, these school meals might not be enough to prevent them from going hungry. The city of Syracuse is among the nation’s highest in poverty. In 2016, […]

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