Grant Awarded to Help Combat Poverty in Central New York
March 31, 2016 – SMNF has responded to the educational, social, cultural, health, employment, legal and recreational needs of low income residents of the City of Syracuse since 1975. Partnering with several local community organizations, funders and neighborhood residents, SMNF recently helped launch the Greater Syracuse HOPE Initiative (Healing, Opportunity, Prosperity and Empowerment) to engage community residents, and begin the process of understanding community assets and needs. Once a more detailed plan is created with the help of promised funding from NYS, real steps will be taken and progress will be tracked and reported.
Central to the Initiative’s work is the belief that the effort must be led by those who best represent the neighborhoods and residents of Greater Syracuse. They are best suited to lend their insight toward addressing the on the ground issues in the community.