Visions For Change aims to fight poverty at its roots

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) A big piece of the plan to re-vitalize Central New York’s economy is to fight poverty at its roots. NewsChannel 9’s Dan Cummings takes a look at a Syracuse success story, a program called “Visions For Change,” that’s helping those who need a job, find one. Ishanna McDonnell used to be on Read more about Visions For Change aims to fight poverty at its roots[…]

New anti-poverty group forms in Syracuse

By Charley Hannagan. Published from syracuse.com A variety of groups already working to end poverty in Syracuse have created a coalition that organizers say seeks to change policies that keep people poor. Greater Syracuse HOPE – Healing, Opportunity, Prosperity and Empowerment – wants to be the local anti-poverty initiative for Syracuse and Onondaga County. And organizers Read more about New anti-poverty group forms in Syracuse[…]

Syracuse may get a $500,000 grant to fight poverty

By Danny Mantooth. Published from The Daily Orange New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) calls for 10 cities, including Syracuse, to receive a $500,000 grant for planning and implementing strategies aimed at reducing poverty. Syracuse Common Councilor Jean Kessner said the city should study how to use the money Read more about Syracuse may get a $500,000 grant to fight poverty[…]

He quit the business world to fix rotted Syracuse housing, and look what happened

By Tim Knauss. Published from Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Why would a 52-year-old businessman quit a well-paid management job to help fix up blighted urban houses, with no guarantee of getting paid? As it turned out, fixing up slums was the job Ken Craig had been looking for all his life. Craig quit his job Read more about He quit the business world to fix rotted Syracuse housing, and look what happened[…]