May 22, 2018

It’s spring break week for many Syracuse schools, and RedHouse’s student arts programs are in full swing. Young musicians are jamming under the tutelage of visiting guest instructors, teenage thespians are practicing their staging, and elementary-school artists are singing and munching on snacks in the performance room. Yet, sitting in the lo...

May 4, 2018

Kira Crawford and her collaborators are in the business of challenging assumptions.

Many Central New Yorkers believe that regional manufacturing is a thing of the past. Well-paying factory floor jobs have disappeared in today’s global economy, leaving behind only abandoned streets and rusting infrastructure.

In reality, about 38,000 Central New...

April 7, 2018

“Try out this curry sauce.” Venus Likulumbi slides her spoon across the table, and I sample one of her favorite accompaniments, inspired by her time as a student line cook.

It’s a heady explosion of coconut milk and spices, and Venus smiles as I close my eyes and fall back against my seat at With Love, Savannah. She flags down the waiter: “Ho...

February 16, 2018

Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Bright has served Syracuse’s children for over 27 years. Her pediatric practice takes her all over the city, from Crouse and Upstate Hospitals to a private office in Liverpool. Yet upon joining the Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) in 2016, Bright realized that she had an incomplete picture of children’s services in the city....

December 13, 2017

The E. John Gavras Center has provided ‘person-centered services’ in Cayuga County and beyond since 1953. The organization has a long history of community advocacy in Auburn; the Gavras Center was originally founded by local parents who demanded better care for their disabled children. Today, the Gavras Center is caring for more children than...

December 6, 2017

Sally Fisher Curran, center left, with the executive leadership of the Gifford and Allyn Family foundations on November 1. 

Sally Fisher Curran was delightfully surprised to receive the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Award on November 1, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Downtown Syracuse, and even more astonished when her parents appeared onstage to offer...

November 14, 2017

The new Embassy Suites hotel on Hiawatha boulevard was bustling on November 7, as Syracuse school representatives, service providers, funders and government officials gathered to hear the latest research out of the nationally renowned Bridgespan Group. Devin Murphy, a consultant at Bridgespan, presented the organization’s latest findings, sum...

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