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Nurses Speak Out

Pending cuts to school district’s health services have nurses worried about caring for students A late wave of influenza cases in Onondaga County has revealed the strain that pending cuts could have on health services in the Syracuse Central School District. City school nurses already are stretched thin by a high number of chronically ailing children, many of whom depend solely ... Read More »

African Adventure for Local Youth

Africa Bound plans to take children to Ghana to learn about their African heritage Syracuse Africa Bound, an organization designed to educate children about their African heritage, will be taking three local children to Ghana in West Africa this summer. Over the next few months, the organization will hold a series of fundraising events to raise money for travel expenses ... Read More »

Upcoming Poetry Workshop

The Syracuse Poster Project, which aims to create a sense of place through a series of illustrated poetry posters displayed throughout downtown Syracuse, will join The Stand to lead the next public writing workshop, on haiku poetry, March 26. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the new South Side Communication Center, located ... Read More »

Higher Assistance

On Point for College helps students overcome barriers to gaining college education When Ginny Donohue responded to her daughter Shanley’s request to help a friend get into college, she could not have predicted that one good deed could affect thousands of young lives — and also cause her to change careers. Donohue, a chief financial officer for a local electronics ... Read More »

Are You A Match?

A local nonprofit strives to increase the number of bone marrow donors for African-Americans African-Americans face an increasing possibility of not finding a bone marrow tissue match — often the only cure for leukemia and other bloodrelated diseases — because of a low number of registered African-American donors. Read More »

Upcoming: A Healthy Baby Begins With You

The documentary film, “Crisis in the Crib: Saving Our Nation’s Babies,” will be shown from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Hendricks Chapel, on the Syracuse University campus. A reception with the film’s creator Tonya Lewis Lee will begin at 2:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read More »