InterFaith Works of Central New York

InterFaith Works of Central New York, through education, service and dialogue, affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community and works to create relationships and understanding among us.

Say Yes to Education

Say Yes to Education is a national, non-profit education foundation committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation’s inner-city youth. Say Yes provides comprehensive supports, including the promise of a full college or vocational education, aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child in the program to achieve his or her potential. For more information, visit www.sayyestoeducation.org.

First Niagara Foundation

We donate. We mentor. We volunteer. Join us

A smile. A handshake. Your neighbor. You’ll find all of that plus a comfortable place to manage your money.  As a wholly owned subsidiary, with billions in assets and deposits, thousands of employees and hundreds of branches across four states, we’ve built a trusted name in helping our customers, our employees and our communities. With specialized expertise across every facet of today’s financial world, we can help you thrive personally and professionally.  For more information, visit www.firstniagara.com.


Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace inspires and empowers new generations of leaders in regions of conflict, primarily the Middle East and South Asia, with the relationships and skills needed to advance lasting peace. In 2000, Seeds of Peace adapted its conflict resolution and youth leadership model to address growing tensions between racial and ethnic groups in Portland, Maine. There are now more than 300 alumni of the program, equipped with the relationships and skills needed to bridge social and economic divides across Maine. For more information, visit www.seedsofpeace.org.

Peaceful Schools

Peaceful schools seeds to develop character and social skills in youth and prevent acts of violence in educational settings.  The Peaceful Schools Model works toward curbing problem behaviors and developing social competence in order to prevent youth violence and create positive, productive school communities.  For more information, visit www.peacefulschools.com.

Syracuse City School District

ESL Department

The mission of the Syracuse City School District English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Department is to ensure that all English Language Learners will acquire and develop English Language Arts proficiency through the receipt of a rigorous curriculum, research-based teaching strategies and social/emotional supports that will provide integration into all school programs and services, and enhance adaptation skills and academic success; this will enable English Language Learners to become part of the American culture, and will serve as a cornerstone for developing confident life-long learners who can actively contribute in their global world.  For more information, visit www.syracusecityschools.com/about/curriculum/esl

Mentoring Program

The mission of the Syracuse City School District mentoring program is to foster meaningful, intentional adult relationships with students and to provide students with academic, social, emotional support, as well as the guidance needed that will positively impact and enrich their lives.  For more information, visit www.scsdfoundation.org/mentor.html

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