Some Important Reads

Our Children Cannot Wait: Urgent Responses Needed for Housing and Hunger in Syracuse

Our Children Cannot Wait: Urgent Responses Needed for Housing and Hunger in Syracuse

Article Submitted by Maura Ackerman on behalf of the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance, a coalition of local changemakers dedicated to a more just and equitable food future in the Central New York region, in partnership with the undersigned individuals and organizations. We, the undersigned individual citizens and advocates from 15 community agencies in Central New… Read more »

Understanding how scarcity, poverty, health outcomes, and equality relate, and what we can do to improve them in Central New York

Understanding how scarcity, poverty, health outcomes, and equality relate, and what we can do to improve them in Central New York

Guest Article: Jared Duggal, senior, Fayetteville Manlius High School View Findings of Jared’s Research Project Poverty is pervasive in America’s cities, and this is particularly true in Central New York. While our biggest cities’ challenges are often in the national spotlight, America’s small and midsize cities are home to more people, and their health disparities… Read more »

New CNY Vitals Section Disaggregates Local Data by Race

New CNY Vitals Section Disaggregates Local Data by Race

The Central New York Community Foundation has added data related to racial inequities to its state-of-the-community website, CNY Vitals (cnyvitals.org). Data points related to civic participation, education, wealth accumulation, well-being, employment and income are disaggregated by race to advance an understanding of how different groups are differently situated in Central New York. “There is something… Read more »

Taxing Barriers: Using Data to Overcome Predatory Tactics, Maximize Refunds, and Further Free Tax Preparation for all

Taxing Barriers: Using Data to Overcome Predatory Tactics, Maximize Refunds, and Further Free Tax Preparation for all

Guest Article: Todd Goehle, Community Engagement Director, PEACE, Inc. Albert Einstein quipped, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” If a Nobel Prize Winning Physicist can’t understand it, what are the rest of us supposed to do? Especially when we have to organize financial documents and navigate unfamiliar tax terms?… Read more »

Innovation in Action: Data Dating

Innovation in Action: Data Dating

The world of dating has been forever-changed by the Internet. Applications such as Tinder, Bumble and Hinge have allowed for individuals separated by time and space to connect based upon shared interests, without ever needing to meet one another face to face. For better or for worse, this has led to an unprecedented level of… Read more »