Urban CNY Excellence
December 18, 2020

Two PSLA at Fowler students have become the first in the Syracuse City School District to pass the Part 107 exam, receiving a commercial remote pilot...





Founder of Good Life Youth Foundation Named Keenan Center’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The Keenan Center is building an entrepreneurial pipeline from Le Moyne College directly into the Central New York business community. Hasan Stephens, founder and executive director of the Good Life Youth Foundation and a professor of Africana Studies and hip-hop at SUNY Cortland, has been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity in More »


Rasheada Caldwell Joins Allyn Foundation Team

The Allyn Family Foundation, in partnership with United Way of Central New York, has announced the appointment of Rasheada Caldwell as Coordinator of Youth Community Planning and Development. Over the next 18 months, Rasheada will meet with youth, families, government leaders and youth-serving, community-based organizations to develop a coordinated community plan for youth development.  In More »


Community Folk Art Center Awarded $20,000 CNYCF Black Equity and Excellence Grant

(Syracuse, NY, September 30) — The Central New York Community Foundation (CNYCF) recently awarded the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) $20,000 as part of the Black Equity and Excellence Grant. The Community Folk Art Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and branch of the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University will use the funds More »


Syracuse EOC Announce October Work Train Program Start Dates: Health Train, Pro Train and Customer Service Ready


Are you interested in learning more about our program offerings or how we can help you achieve your goals? Please complete the interest form at the link below and you will be contacted by a program counselor to discuss how the EOC can help you. October 2020 WorkTrain programs. The following are upcoming Work Train More »


Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center Plans ‘Virtual Graduation” July 29 at 6 PM

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) colleagues, across New York State, on July 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm, will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony.  At that time, EOC will celebrate and recognize their adult students who have earned certificates of completion from over twenty career training and academic preparation programs. According to EOC’s Vice President, Tim More »


Syracuse Press Club 2020 Professional Recognition Awards Online ‘Virtual’ Ceremony

Attend the Syracuse Press Club 2020 Professional Recognition Awards Virtual Ceremony, The Stand and urbancny.com receive honors. Mike Curtis of syracuse.com is named Newcomer of the Year by the Syracuse Press Club. Eddie Jones named to Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 42nd Syracuse Press Club awards banquet, scheduled for More »


Syracuse Press Club 42nd Annual Professional Recognition Awards Finalists Announced: Urban CNY News Scores Big in Online Journalism Category

Online Journalism-Breaking News – Annabel Otts, urbancny.com, “Mother of lead-poisoned toddlers says landlord threatened eviction following Onondaga County Legislature testimony; City sues over chronic code violations” and Kenneth Jackson, urbancny.com, “Use of Force Community Meeting is ‘Forced’ off the Road” Note the names of winners and media organizations are in RANDOM ORDER.  The Syracuse Press More »


Graduates of Bishop Ludden, Fayetteville-Manlius, North Syracuse and West Genesee High Schools Honored as Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces

Honorees spent part of the day speaking with students on campus Four former Onondaga Community College students were recognized as distinguished Alumni Faces honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the college and the community. The accomplishments of Jennifer Belcher, Bill Bonnell, Nicholas Roberts and Rick Shirtz were highlighted during an induction ceremony on More »



Educational Opportunity Center Re-Brands as their role in the Syracuse Community Expands


On October 31st 2019 members of the Syracuse community gathered to hear from EOC officials about exciting new changes coming to Educational Opportunity Center. Those assembled included, Mayor Ben Walsh, Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens, Judicial Candidate Bob Antonacci, Assemblyperson Pamela Hunter, Timothy Penix Vice President, Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center and George Kilpatrick was emcee. SEOC More »