"Children" Tagged Articles

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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Camps, Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Sports, Syracuse

Syracuse Area Boxing Club Creates Champions Inside and Outside the Ring

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The West Area Athletic and Education Center has helped give kids from the inner city a positive outlet through the sport of boxing. The owner, Mr. Ray Rinaldi has a philosophy in training his boxers. “No du-rags, no having your pants low or to your ankles, and no swear […]

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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Education, Environment, Syracuse, Technology

Le Moyne College is Hosting a Stem Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Le Moyne College is hosting its second annual STEM program for young women who are eager to learn more about science, technology, and math. This week long program empowers women by giving them the opportunity to gain new skills in a career field that is dominated by men. Emma […]

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Central New York, Education, Feature, Government

Upward Bound Receives $1.9 Million to Keep Sending Students to College

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by Ashley Moore SYRACUSE, N.Y.(NCC News) — LeMoyne College’s Upward Bound Program, est 1965 – will be funded for the next five years after receiving a $1.9 million federal grant. Kenyon Black is the director of this Upward Bound program that serves underprivileged kids across the Syracuse community. His program makes it possible for first generation […]

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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, Education, Politics, Spring 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hits Home for Syracuse Public Schools

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By Nicole Hansen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It’s projected, according to The Huffington Post, that by 2021, 90.9% of America children will be educated in a public school. For this reason, many people have found President Donald Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education troubling, as she explained in her hearing that […]

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Education

Pre-Kindergarten Education to Expand in Syracuse

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Syracuse City School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department for Pre-Kindergarten for three-year-old students in high need school districts.  This was a competitive application process; there were 78 applicants and only 25 awards. The SCSD received $1,245,461, the highest award and the funds […]

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Central New York

OGs Against Violence

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By Dontae Harris  Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) Clifford Ryan walks the streets of Syracuse voluntary to prevent violence in the community. His schedule ranges from 12 to 14 hours a day depending on the situation. He is the founder of OG’s Against Violence. One of the reasons Ryan started it, is because his son was shot and […]

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Central New York, Education, Government

$9.2 Million Capital Project Passed By Morrisville-Eaton District

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By Bailey Lipschultz (NCC News) — Morrisville-Eaton Central School District voters approved a $9.2 million capital project last night. The proposed project would address health and safety issues, invest in energy efficiency upgrades, and improve infrastructure items that are no longer useful, according to the district. The maximum estimated cost of the project is $9.2 million […]

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