Urban CNY Excellence
April 29, 2021

Albany, NY – Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School (VDES) in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), has been selected as the 2021 New York State...

Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Wins Big at The Most’s CNY Science and Engineering Fair

–Students, Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon have earned a spot in the International Science Fair after their research, “Developing a Robot for Cleaning Coastlines”– Syracuse, NY. – Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School students Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon won multiple awards and top honors at the MOST’s CNY Science and Engineering Fair for their More »

National Organization NeighborWorks America honors Unsung Community heroes – including Syracuse Resident Rasheada Caldwell

Washington, DC, Feb. 16, 2021– NeighborWorks America recognizes the ‘unsung heroes’ who help communities rise above challenges and map a new way forward. On Feb. 16, NeighborWorks America awarded six individuals with its annual Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. The honorees represent Houston, Texas; Syracuse, New York; Roseburg, Oregon; Washington, DC; and Lincoln, Nebraska. More »

Two Syracuse City School District Students Earn Professional Drone Certification

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 certification. Seniors in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, Belal Hamad and Yohan Trteizio have been studying drones since their freshman year. This More »

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 »