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Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to 39 local students.

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence Fund grantees that were named after historical figures: The William Herbert Johnson Bar Association of CNY and the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company.

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than what he anticipated happened. An irreplaceable fraternal bond developed that changed his life.

SOMAC volunteers conducting a motor vehicle accident training

SOMAC, an organization that provides emergency medical services to Madison County residents, relies heavily on 42 licensed student volunteers from neighboring Colgate University.

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Named after one of the first White settlers in the region who befriended members of the Onondaga Nation and then later betrayed them, Webster Pond has outgrown its checkered past and landed on some of the best qualities of a public space: equity, care for...

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For more than 35 years, the India Community Religious and Cultural Center (ICRCC) has been a vibrant organization that is fulfilling its mission to share and promote India’s rich cultural and religious heritage in the greater Syracuse area and support the community-at-large.

Group of OGs Against Violence volunteers

Clifford Ryan, a strong advocate against police brutality and racism, also fights to put an end to violence within what he calls his “village.”

Martin Luther King Junior March on Washington

The Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute established this day to elevate Black nonprofits that are committing themselves, day-in and day-out, to improving and enhancing the lives of Black people in this nation.

Children color at a table at the Cortland Salvation Army

In the city of Cortland, nearly 24 percent of residents live below the poverty line. The majority of those are considered food insecure — meaning that they lack access to enough nutritionally balanced food sources to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity achieved a milestone this spring by becoming the first Habitat affiliate in New York State to complete a Veteran Build project.