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Central New York Community Foundation

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that collects contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. The Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.

Its most recent effort, Black Equity & Excellence, supports community-based projects for the Black community of Central New York that promote and encourage self-sufficiency and improve the physical and economic conditions that affect quality of life. It also encourages dialogue that will strengthen race-related matters and support social and educational growth in the community.

City of Syracuse

The City of Syracuse official website, Information and service delivery are on this including all city departments, programs, schedules and services. Syracuse Service Request Line SYRCITYLINE can be accessed here for service requests.

Home HeadQuarters: Your Partner in Home Ownership

Home HeadQuarters meets the needs of underserved Central New Yorkers by providing low-interest home loans and grants, homeowner education and counseling, and real estate services designed to make safe and affordable home ownership a reality. Loans & Grants,  Buying Your Home, Improving Your Home, Property Development, Hiring a Contractor, Education & Counseling Support

The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation (The Gifford Foundation)

Through initiatives, grantmaking and neighborhood engagement the Gifford Foundation strengthens community assets in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of Central New York.

The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation (The Gifford Foundation) is a private foundation dedicated to the stewardship of the funds entrusted to its care. The Foundation is committed to using its financial and human resources to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central New York.

Onondaga Community College

Imagine yourself at Onondaga

Onondaga Community College is a college of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York State. Onondaga County is our sponsor.

We offer two-year degree programs that serve as transfer opportunities to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year campuses or for direct entry to the workforce. We also offer certificate programs that can generally be completed in one year. Through Onondaga’s  regional higher education center, students can earn a bachelor’s degree on the Onondaga campus through innovative partnerships with SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, Kaplan University and Keuka College.  See degrees and certificates.

Start your journey

Whether you want to eventually transfer to a 4-year school or if you want to get a job ASAP, OCC has the right degrees and certificates to help you reach your goals.

40+ Degrees & Certificates
80+ Transfer Agreements

Adult Learners

Looking to switch careers, gain a new skillset or embark on an entirely new path? At Onondaga Community College, you’re not alone. 37% of our students are adult learners – learners just like you. Whether you’re 25 or 55, Onondaga can meet your unique needs.

Small Business Development Center

Empowering Entrepreneurship – Inspiring Success

Our staff consists of dedicated small business advisors whose goal is to provide professional advice to make your business a success. The SBDC works with a range of businesses, from home based, to e-commerce to large manufacturing firms providing information relevant to making well-informed business decisions.

Career Training Programs

Short term training that lead directly to living wage jobs. Jobs with career ladders to higher paying positions. A clear path to solid, self-sustaining income you can depend on. We won’t quit until you’re hired!

Local employers help us design these training programs to teach you the skills they are looking for. You’ll learn only what you need to know (and nothing you don’t) for the job. Job shadowing and on-the-job experience are part of every course, propelling you to the top of their hiring lists. After you complete your training, our staff will work with you until you get hired and ensure you are secure in your career.