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Dr. Rashmi Gangamma, associate professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University poses in front of a cabinet.

English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) lessons and housing assistance are primary support services refugees have access to, while mental health services are far less common.

A patient is being examined by a nurse at the Mary Rose Clinic.

Mary Rose Clinic

The clinic has become an important resource for uninsured adults seeking any sort of primary medical care.

The facilitation of a community discussion about the benefits and challenges surrounding I-81.


NYCLU conducted outreach both in city and suburban neighborhoods to encourage an open dialogue and community conversation around the benefits and challenges of various I-81 replacement options.

Women of New American Women’s Empowerment (NAWE) meeting around a round table.

Khadijo Abdulkadir launched New American Women’s Empowerment (NAWE) to instill confidence and strength in refugee girls and teach them the tools to overcome gender boundaries.

Shawndell Burden in her salon styling a clients hair.

Shawndell Burden was one of the first funding recipients of the Near Westside Initiative's Microloan Program, created for existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs located in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse.

The lounge/activity area in the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center

A three-story historic building was renovated into a state-of-the-art facility that provides McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center with 10 times the space it had in its previous location, allowing multiple agencies to serve the needs of vulnerable victims under one roof.

Students enjoying the process of creating model rockets.

Children at McKinley Brighton Middle School add the final touches to model rockets of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Once fully assembled, the countdown will begin.

Matthew House resident relaxing in the lounge area.

Matthew House is a two-bed, not-for-profit, non-denominational home for people who are terminally ill and who for a variety of reasons, can no longer remain in their own homes.

Rick Rarick, farm manager, kneeling next to plants in greenhouse.

Matthew 25 uses its farms located in Tully and LaFayette to grow and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution free of charge to those in need.

Gardeners happily work at the Boces Garden.

The Calvary Food Pantry of Central New York is an emergency food pantry that has met the needs of the residents of Auburn and its surrounding region for more than 25 years.