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Community Meeting Helps Youth Find Summer Activities

When Mary Nelson held her first anti-violence community meeting, it was a large rally of residents voicing their opinions and calling the community to action. She has since stuck to her promise of organizing meetings on the first Saturday of every month, but they’ve taken on a more organized, relaxed tone. Read More »

South Side Job Training Classes Attend Green Infrastructure Workshop

This past St Patrick’s Day students from a number of local job training programs, including Jubilee Home’s Youth Build Program and Matawon Development Group from the South Side, attended a day long workshop about green infrastructure, green jobs and green funding. Read More »

Why I Joined The Stand & Why You Should, Too

From the very first workshop I attended for The Stand, I knew that I was on the cusp of a life-changing experience. I was introduced to The Stand through its director, Ashley Kang, who sent out a slew of emails to drum up interest in the newspaper project. Read More »

Painting a Message

Students from the Creative Arts Academy paint the ‘one way to live’ Six adolescents, all student artists at the Community Folk Art Center, at 805 E. Genesee St., circled around Adrianna Cummings, a sophomore at Corcoran High School. As they watched, Cummings pooled bright red paint onto the word “violence” inscribed on a section of what will be a 120-square-foot ... Read More »

Program Gives Corcoran Students a Chance to Experience College

Story by Tonisha Gunn, a senior at Corcoran High School On Thursday, March 24, 2011, students from Corcoran High School attended Syracuse University’s “A Day at SU.” Students were able to attend classes and experience life at SU for a day. The event was hosted by SyraMatics, a nonprofit group on Syracuse University’s campus, according to Michael Foulkes, president and ... Read More »

Military Notes

Air Force Airman Ryan M. Cusano graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Read More »

Empowering the Female Youth of Syracuse

Actress Tasha Smith, from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” films, spoke to a room of approximately 100 Syracuse area high school girls of color about her troubled upbringing and path to Hollywood success at the Schine Student Center at Syracuse University on Saturday, March 26. Read More »

‘Collaborative spirit’ helped get Contreras the job

Sharon Contreras looks to bring her success from previous jobs to Syracuse City School District as its next superintendent Sharon Contreras, 41, will take the reins as superintendent of the Syracuse City School District after a unanimous vote of approval by the school board March 16. Read More »