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Central New York has been a victim of lead poisoning for decades. We hosted a community-wide event to discuss ways to address this destructive problem in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NyShaun’s passion pours into my healthcare advocate vocation at all levels.

My mom taught me to value education and she always encouraged my siblings and me to take the baton to the next step.

As the manager of Neighborhood Economic Development for Centerstate CEO, I have a front-row seat to witness the making of Black history in Central New York.

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InterFaith Works of CNY (InterFaith Works) recently received a $65,000 community grant from the Central New York Community Foundation to create an Afghan Unmet Needs Fund that will provide direct assistance to Afghan evacuees resettling in Syracuse.

Giving Voice Fall 2021: Grantee Story

“Day one you come in and you are paid even for your work on your health. Hope is how we all begin to fill that safety net.”

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The Community Foundation recently distributed a new round of grants from its Black Equity & Excellence Fund. Grants from the fund support Black-led nonprofit organizations and projects that counteract systemic racism. Fourteen grants were distributed, totaling $248,000. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Black Equity & Excellence Fund allowed for optimization of UrbanTsyr online content with professionally enhanced videos and marketing of various initiatives.

Through the generous support of the Community Foundation’s Black Equity & Excellence Fund we produced, in April and July, two high-quality, main stage productions that were recorded and streamed.