Poverty Articles

Central New York, Community, Education, Food, Health, Poverty, Syracuse

Hot Meals at the Local Boys and Girls Clubs Help Fight Hunger

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  Click the play button to learn how one local, nonprofit is serving its community in more ways than one with daily meals. Audio Transcript: Syracuse Food Shortage   By Cameron Tirado SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Beef stroganoff, salad and sliced pears were on the menu for Monday night’s dinner at the Central Village Boys and […]

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Education, Government, Poverty

Urban and Suburban Divide Creates Inequity in Education

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Click the play button above to hear how education funding gaps divides suburban and urban school districts across the country Audio Transcript: Scott_Education Inequity_Script By Sean Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Since the spread of suburbanization in the 1950s, a divide has emerged between urban and suburban areas. Nowhere is this divide more evident than in […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Church Treats People Without Health Insurance

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Video Transcript:16April2018 TLang Church Clinic SCRIPT By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The Assumption Church on North Salina Street has been treating people without healthcare for free through its Poverello Health Center. The clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. People looking to be treated do not […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty, Syracuse

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Face Code Violations That Could Force Them Out

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Video Transcript: 5March2018 Midler Meadows Script By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It is quiet for being in the industrial area of DeWitt. Only the occasional birds and ravens break the silence. Stray cats walk the side of the road. Trash bags float down the street as a loose siding panel continuously hits against […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Could Lose Homes Over Code Violations

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Video transcript: Midler Meadows By Saniya More DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Because some residents continue to violate housing codes, the DeWitt town has considered shutting down the Midler Meadows Trailer Park and convert it into an industrial property. The trailer park currently houses about a hundred residents but has run into trouble with local […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, 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, 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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