Urban CNY Excellence
November 14, 2022

For four days a week, Dave Sawyer spends his mornings in the garden he has been carefully cultivating for several years. Then, right on schedule, the teenagers...

“P-Tech Signing Day Ceremony” Brings 63 Syracuse City School District Students to the Onondaga Community College Campus

P-Tech stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. On Tuesday May 24 at 10 a.m. at the Recital Hall in Academic II Building, Onondaga Community College campus. 63 Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students participated in a signing ceremony as they commit to pursue college degrees in the P-TECH program. Each of the More »

51-Year-Old Mom Along with Class of 2020 Members from C-NS and J-D High Schools Earn All-State Honors at OCC

Celebration Recognizing All Of New York State’s Honorees to Be Held this Week At The SRC Arena on The OCC Campus Three Onondaga Community College students have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team for their distinguished academic achievements and leadership accomplishments. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of More »

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Program Newsletter Digital Edition

A Letter from the Vice President Timothy C. Penix | Syracuse EOC Adapt, Change, and Thrive! This newsletter is dedicated to the faculty, staff, and students of the Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center for their perseverance under unprecedented circumstances during the pandemic, and for their continued efforts to ensure the collective recuperation of the Center.  We More »

Syracuse City School District Varsity Football Players Named 2022 ‘Unsung Heroes’

Seventeen ITC Varsity football players have been selected as recipients of Syracuse University’s 2022 Unsung Hero Award for the work they’ve done in the community this year. The team volunteered at a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway; they helped set up for an annual bike giveaway at PSLA at Fowler; they launched Kicks for Kings, which raised More »

Baby Boomers Steal the Thunder: Local seniors defying the odds, featured on 2022 “Syracuse 60 Strong” calendar

(Syracuse, NY) — Twelve Syracuse residents in their sixties have been chosen to be featured as “pin ups” on an exclusive 2022 calendar that highlights events and activities around Syracuse, and serves as a roadmap to good health. A panel of celebrity judges from Syracuse selected the 60 Strong Ambassadors because they have competed in More »

Say Yes to Education: Building Resiliency in Syracuse City High School Students

An Interview with Say Yes to Education Executive Director, Ahmeed Turner The 2020 graduation rate of Black, Latino and Asian students in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) met or exceeded that of White students 63% of the Syracuse City School District Class of 2020 attended college after graduation. Say Yes to Education is an More »

Graduates of Canastota, Chenango Valley, East Syracuse Minoa, Henninger, Liverpool, and Marcellus High Schools to be Honored as Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces

Radio station TK-99 morning show host Glenn “Gomez Adams” LaPoint among the members of OCC’s Alumni Faces class of 2021 Seven former Onondaga Community College graduates will be recognized as distinguished Alumni Faces honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the college and the community. Their accomplishments will be highlighted during an induction ceremony More »

Latoya Allen Named Deputy Director for Home HeadQuarters

Latoya Allen was recently named deputy director for Home HeadQuarters (HHQ) charged with leading special programming and community and homeownership outreach. Ms. Allen, who most recently served as HHQ’s HomeOwnership Center Director, is also a HUD-certified housing counselor and educator for first-time homebuyers helping to guide rental, public housing and other high needs populations through More »

Toryana Jackson, First African American Valedictorian in Henninger High School History

This has been a challenging year for high school student. Virtual classes, masks, a disruption in the daily functioning of attending school. However, out of the chaos came success stories. One of them is about Toryana Jackson, the First African American Valedictorian in Henninger High school history. In a televised interview on Channel 3, Ms. More »