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Stay-Home Students

Workshops and networks help parents decide whether to teach their children at home As local students gear up to go back to school, a growing number won’t make it past their front doors. Instead, they will receive their education right at home. Homeschooling is the education of children under their parents’ general care and replaces full-time attendance in a public ... Read More »

Next Journalism Workshop on Video

The Stand’s September 2010 Workshop will cover how to make a video piece. The full-day workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with a short classroom session followed by an opportunity for participants to venture out into the South Side to make a short video and put their new skills to the test. Read More »

Mary Nelson's Ninth annual Youth Day BBQ

A community comes together as thousands of children and families come out to be entertained, eat and receive school supplies. The smell of barbecue, the sound of music filled the air and tons of school supplies stretched across tables located in the Key Bank parking lot, as families filled the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue Saturday, Aug. ... Read More »

Train to be a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Fact: 1:5 adults in Onondaga County and 1:4 adults in the City of Syracuse have functional literacy needs. Starting in October, a Six-Week Training Workshop on Adult Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday mornings at ProLiteracy, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse. The training begins promptly at 9 a.m. Tuesday, ... Read More »

Mary Nelson's 9th annual Youth Day BBQ is Aug. 21

The 9th annual Youth Day BBQ will be held at the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, with a parade for youths beginning at 11 a.m. Local students from Pre-K to college will receive donated school supplies they need. Volunteers will hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to ... Read More »

Samuel Rogers Passes

Another original member of the Mississippi-Syracuse singing group The Friendly Five has recently passed away. Read More »

Next Journalsim Workshop Aug. 14

The next Journalism Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 14, at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. It will be taught by Maureen Sieh, who has more than 20 years of newspaper experience and has covered Syracuse’s South Side for The Post-Standard as the former Urban Affairs Editor. The session is free ... Read More »

Community Dialog Sparks Ideas for a Health-Based Approach to Drug Policy

A community dialog on local policy around drug use and related health issues, hosted by Syracuse University’s College of Human Ecology, in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the Drug Policy Alliance and Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment (FREE), was held Monday, Aug. 2, at Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center. Read More »

Cleaning the Scene

After crimes, local business moves in to help restore people’s homes As a longtime police detective, Virgil Hutchinson has spent countless hours investigating crime scenes. While his current police work keeps him confined to his desk for most of the day, Hutchinson spends even more time at crime scenes handling his second job: trauma scene cleanup. Read More »

Changing Lives Through The Power Of Mentoring

Do you remember the one person who believed in you when you may not have believed in yourself? Who stood by your side when others seemed to walk away? Do you think you might be able to be this positive force in a child’s life? Maybe you didn’t have a mentor growing up. Maybe you always wanted one. Across our ... Read More »