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NTL Hosts its First 2020 Session

NTL Hosts its First 2020 Session

On Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm, a group of 21 Syracuse residents gathered in the black box theater at SALTspace on the City’s West Side. Selected from more than 70 applicants, they represent this year’s NTL cohort. This would mark the first session of a nine week course designed to prepare individuals to be effective board members and to understand the importance of diversity within nonprofit leadership.

Adopt a Senior

Adopt a Senior

This year’s graduates have not only lost out on the traditional graduation celebrations, but are entering a changing and uncertain world at a time of great crisis.

Broadening Perspectives: A Culture of Change

Broadening Perspectives: A Culture of Change

Everywhere I go I hear people talking about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our culture. From live music to sports, remote offices to greeting people with a handshake – people are wondering…

The I-81 Project is a Civil Rights Issue

The I-81 Project is a Civil Rights Issue

One issue that the NYCLU has been heavily involved with is the debate surrounding the rebuilding and redesign of Syracuse’s I-81 overpass. CNY Chapter Director Yusuf Abdul-Qadir…

The Center: Building Collaboration Among Activists

The Center: Building Collaboration Among Activists

The Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice is an unusual type of nonprofit. Rather than lobbying for policy change or delivering services directly to the public, they focus on providing a home for other organizations in Syracuse.

Going Public: The Story Behind Ophelia’s Place

Going Public: The Story Behind Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place has been a resource for people living with eating disorders for over fifteen years. Formed in Syracuse, they have grown from a small family project to a multifaceted organization that has developed innovative ways to self-fund and leverage digital tools to expand their impact. Examining their history and development reveals important lessons not only about food and diet culture in America, but about how thoughtful community engagement by impassioned individuals can flourish into a large scale movement.

Raising Up Voices and Votes

Raising Up Voices and Votes

A disturbing lack of civic participation inspired The League to partner with The Dunbar Association, TNT, and the NAACP to form the Onondaga Votes! initiative in 2018. Their goal was simple: to increase voter turnout across the City of Syracuse.

Perspective: Syracuse History, Civic Engagement, and George Floyd

Perspective: Syracuse History, Civic Engagement, and George Floyd

Thousands of Central New Yorkers gathered in downtown Syracuse over the weekend of June 6th to protest police brutality and other forms of systemic, institutionalized racism. Also present were law enforcement, elected officials, and representatives from many nonprofit organizations.