Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Spring Issue

The Stand is now a digital first publication. Digital first means content is released into new media channels in preference to traditional ones. This means you may have already seen online the stories featured in our Spring 2022 Print Edition. But it also means, moving forward, that every print edition represents our best stories from the past few months. The ... Read More »

Elks Lodge Reopening, Recruiting for Marching Unit

By Ashley Reeves After more than two years of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the Syracuse Elks Lodge #1104 is now set to re-open and seeks youth to refill the ranks of its award-winning marching unit. As part of an international organization that contributes to its community, Elks Lodge #1104 provides educational programs to local youth, like the marching band, ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Quindell Williams

Nominated by his mother Desiree Odom By Ashley Kang Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father?A: Before I came a dad, everyone would say: “You’ll look at things differently when you’re a father.” And my greatest title in life is Dad. It’s life changing and has been so rewarding. It is something I get to ... Read More »

Going Through Hoops

Book Revisits Epic Game and Life Pre-81 By Jeff Kramer Author M.C. Antil had a problem. He set out to write a local basketball history on the long-defunct Syracuse Parochial League, the colorful 10-team affiliation of Catholic high schools and its outsized contributions to the game. But what happens when — after hundreds of interviews — you come to understand ... Read More »

Winter Issue

Our cover story tells how Freedom Commons became the first upstate adaptation of the Fortune Society’s innovative housing model, serving those who have trouble securing permanent, affordable housing and individuals returning from prison. Additionally, our Skilled Trades Series continues with a feature on Christopher Montgomery, who is leading Syracuse Build, a program to prepare a local workforce for infrastructure jobs. His ... Read More »

Preparing a Pipeline

How Syracuse Build’s new director Christopher Montgomery is mobilizing a local workforce Read More »

TNT Approves Special Projects

Two proposals receive funding to enhance South Side By Ashley Reeves At Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today monthly meeting held Monday evening, members of the South Side community gathered virtually to hear proposals for the sector’s Special Project funding. Each sector has $5,000 to use towards community development. Residents submit and vote on proposed ideas that will best serve the community. Two ... Read More »

Next Generation Neighborhood Network Provides Re-entry Services for Youths

By Sarah Dolgin When re-entering the community after incarceration, people need resources and support to get back on their feet. For the adult population in this position there are organizations that provide such opportunities — but for youth, there is a lack of specialized programming to help when they are set to return home. Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), an ... Read More »