Syracuse, NY – The Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA) was awarded a grant in the amount of $17,000 from the Central New York Community Foundation – Charles F. Brannock and George & Luella Krahl Funds. NEHDA will hire Apter & O’Connor Associates of Syracuse to support NEHDA and the Syracuse Northeast Community Center (SNCC) staff in crafting a Strategic Plan for a shared Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator.
The grant project will result in a plan that NEHDA and other organizations can use to determine how to share staff resources, avoid duplication of efforts and measure the effectiveness of program activities. Apter and O’Conner has over 30 years of experience consulting with non-profits, school districts, health and child care providers, and businesses in strategic planning and program evaluation.
The CNY Community Foundation uses grants from the Charles F. Brannock and George & Luella Krahl Funds, “to proactively address the changing needs of the community and facilitate innovative responses.” In 1927, Charles F. Brannock developed the “Brannock Foot Measuring Device,” still used today by shoe retailers. Brannock established his charitable fund with the Community Foundation over 20 years ago so that its earnings would be available to meet the community’s changing needs into the future.
Since 1974, NEHDA has been revitalizing and stabilizing the northeast sector of Syracuse by providing and developing quality housing with an emphasis on owner-occupancy, promoting economic development, and encouraging and sponsoring community-building activities.
SNCC was founded in 1978 to improve the quality of life for area residents and promote neighborhood stability by providing programs and services that address the needs of the neighborhood’s children, teens, seniors, and families through its Senior Center and Transportation Program, after school activities, Food Pantry, Homelessness Prevention Program, and a navigator for the NY State of Health Marketplace.