Originally established as an orphanage in 1845, Elmcrest offered children protection and safety. As time passed, and the population of orphans decreased, Elmcrest refocused its efforts to supporting children with psychological, emotional, and educational challenges.
Throughout our lives, we are never as vulnerable as we are in our infancy. It’s imperative that infants in Central New York are taken care of and protected. But what if the parents are in need of the same support? To help reduce the risks...
Finding a career can feel like a heavy weight on youths’ shoulders and support may seem scarce. For Central New York students, however, the journey doesn’t have to be a lonesome one.
Last month's Lead Task Force Strategic Planning focused on solutions for childhood lead poisoning.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit geared towards middle, and low-income adults, oftentimes with children. However, many individuals who are eligible to file inevitably don’t, as they assume they do not qualify. Layla’s Got You partnered with the Community Foundation...
Central New York is home to various features to be proud of. However, it is also the epicenter of the country’s childhood lead poisoning epidemic. Lead Free Kids New York has made a mission to end this crisis once and for all.
For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, playgrounds can represent a physical reminder of what separates, rather than what brings together. The North Syracuse Early Education Program (NSEEP) recognized how essential the role of a playground is...
It’s common to see adults with visual or physical impairments engaging in adaptive recreational activities, but there is often a lack of opportunity for youth—most notably on the sports field. The Upstate Foundation's "Blind Sport Expo" is changing that.
Interfaith Works has received $35,000 to assist low-income, older adults in the waning stages of the pandemic.
Nikki R. Jones is creating and trailblazing a path for black women in her community.