Some Important Reads

Financial Empowerment Center Builds Stability for Syracuse Residents

In 2008, a housing crisis rocked the national economy, leading government offices to be overrun with phone calls requesting financial and housing assistance. In response, the New York City government quickly developed a new financial assistance program that helped thousands of residents to get back on their feet. Soon that successful program was reproduced in… Read more »

Spotlight on Data: From Joblessness to Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19

Spotlight on Data: From Joblessness to Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19

Organizations in Syracuse are sharing information and working together to offer residents new opportunities during the challenging time of COVID-19. The Community Foundation, Centerstate CEO and the Syracuse Economic Opportunity Center (EOC), one of SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Centers, are teaming up to match those looking for work with jobs that need to be filled. Data… Read more »

Parenting Challenges Among New Americans

Parenting Challenges Among New Americans

A new study conducted by local service providers and academic researchers examined the unique parenting challenges that Syracuse-based Somali, Bhutanese and Congolese refugees face while assimilating to a new culture. A summary of their findings and recommendations can be read below. To read the full whitepaper, click here.  Recently, focus group discussions were held with Syracuse-based… Read more »