Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E Initiative Receives Community Input

During the past several months, community groups from Syracuse have formed an anti-poverty initiative called Greater Syracuse HOPE, which stands for Healing, Opportunity, Prosperity and Empowerment, in order to combat poverty in the city of Syracuse. HOPE, which is an extension of the United Way of Central New York, is a coalition of agencies which already currently exist to help fight poverty in the region.

Recently, the group’s organizers, led by Syracuse Common Council member Helen Hudson, held four open community meetings, to bring the different, diverse residents, and partners of the Syracuse community together to create new pathways of opportunities for community members who are coming from economically-deprived situations, the group stated

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