Community

NYSDEC awards POC EJ grant

The NYSDEC awarded the POC a two-year Environmental Justice Community Impact grant to continue its year-long Young Eco-'Cuse Explorer program.  This program explores an environmental justice theme with city youth between the ages of 11 and 14 years olds.  For our Young Eco-'Cuse Explorers the NYSDEC also provides free camperships for a week at Camp Pack Forest in the Adirondacks.  In 2014 the theme is water pollution/water quality and in 2015 it's toxic substances/healthy homes.

Call to Action: Public Study Session

City Hall Common Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
Street:
233 E. Washington Street
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York

The Urban Jobs Task Force is fighting for training, local jobs and contracts. Come support the Task Force, at the public study session on June 25 ,as we educate our city common councilors about Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs). Together, we must ask our common councilors to only give tax breaks to developers after they deliver community benefits.

Junteenth

Clinton Square
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York

The Syracuse Junteenth is on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Visit http://syracusejuneteenth.org/ to learn more about the event. The POC and SUN Action will be tabling on Healthy Homes on Saturday. We hope to see you there!    

Annual Literacy Parade and Festival

Danforth Magnet School
Street:
309 W. Brighton Ave.
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York

Parade at Noon, free books, health fair, summer reading programs, entertainment and more! 

Healthy Homes at Bob's School

Healthy Homes at Bob's School
Healthy Homes at Bob's School
Healthy Homes at Bob's School
Healthy Homes at Bob's School

As a part of the "Promoting Healthy Homes in Syracuse" USEPA grant, the Partnership, Syracuse United Neighbors, L& M Training Center, and Onondaga Environmental Institute* raises public awareness about the risks to healthy homes. Exposure to lead paint, mold, pests, radon, and asbestos can make our families and homes sick. Additionally, inefficient energy use can be wasteful and costly.

January POC meeting changed

The regular January Partnership meeting falls on New Year's Day.  We are changing our January meeting to Tuesday, January 8.

The meeting will include a presentation from the Urban Job Taskforce on the need for Community Benefit Agreements whenever developers are receiving tax benefits.

Watch Creek Rats Make Onondaga Creek Cleaner

Watch youtube video on the Creek Rats and their community helpers cleaning the urban section of  Onondaga Creek.  Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLewdkcqS4Y

Creating Syracuse Stories

Caroline Tauxe of Syracuse Stories invites the community to create a story that they want to tell.  POC members welcome community members to join them on Tuesday, October 2 at 5pm at Brady Faith for a brain-storming one-hour session.

Film "Syracuse Stories" & Community Dialogue

Brady Faith Center
Street:
404 South Avenue
City:
Syracuse
,
Postal Code:
13204

Contact Info

Aggie Lane
315-478-4571
aggielane@verizon.net

Please join the Partnership for Onondaga Creek for a free public screening of the Syracuse Stories film, followed by a conversation about Story-sharing, the Arts, Social Literacy and Community Development.

Castle St. Restoration Community Meeting

Castle Street Construction Site
Street:
Castle St & Midland Avenue
City:
Syracuse
,
Postal Code:
13202

Contact Info

Aggie Lane
478-4571
aggielane@verizon.net

Now that the Castle pipeline is installed, the Community will review the final design of the Castle Street Restoration Project.  They will also learn about when the various pieces of the restoration project will happen and how they might be involved with the planting of a rain garden and butterfly garden.