Today is the last day to submit your applications for DISHES’s third co-director. If you are a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who is passionate about Syracuse, please review the position description and send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight. The position is 100% volunteer and would require intensive time commitments from September – March.
To learn more about Salt City DISHES, visit their website.
Last week Jonathan Logan, our Program Manager for Place Making and Small Business Development, participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Among the record-breaking 8,564 participants who raced along the Onondaga Lake Parkway, Jonathan placed 258. We’re so proud of him and all the others who came together to face the Challenge!
We’ve admired this colorful Victorian home on the corner of McBride and Willow Streets for a long time. The current owners, Dr. Jerome Rene Wilett and his wife, Sheila, are ready to retire and and sell the house they’ve so lovingly restored.The home’s history and all of its charming details were recently cataloged on Syracuse.com via their “House of the Week” column.
“When Wilett first saw [the house] in the 1970s, it was run down, to say the least. Woodwork had been stolen and windows shattered.
But Wilett saw the home’s potential. He would frequently drive by the property on the way to a nearby restaurant shortly after moving to the area.
Wilett bought the home in the 1980s, restored it and has been running his clinical psychology practice from the house’s first and second floors. He and his wife Sheila live on the third floor, in an attic renovated into an apartment.
Wilett was able to restore the home using some of the original materials that had been lost over the years.“
To read the full article and view more pictures, click here.
I-81 Project Final Scoping Meeti...
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The Department of Transportation is hosting a final scoping meeting for the I-81 project at the Oncenter this Thursday. Two presentations, one at 4:00 PM and one at 6:00 PM, will outline the alternatives that are recommended to move forward for further study in the Draft Environment Impact Statement. Both oral and written comments will be accepted during the meeting. For more details, click the image above or visit the I-81 Project website.
We had a great time celebrating World Refugee Day this past Saturday! For the first time, the event was held at Schiller Park, making it possible for a new feature: soccer. Among the song and dance performances, twelve teams from different countries competed to become the World Refugee Day Soccer Champion. Guests gathered along the sidelines during an intense final game, crowning team Bosnia as the winner. We can’t wait to see what next year brings!
To view more images from the event, browse through our Facebook album.
The world of workforce is complex and multi-layered. It often requires creative and strategic solutions and collaborations within the field that address a variety of different problems–some across industries, others particular to an individual business. Our new NBP member, the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), facilitates this difficult work while making sure that the actual individuals who make up the workforce–those men and women with different stories and perspectives–are still given a voice. One of WDI’s most unique programs is called the Art of Labor, an effort that helps create photography, writing, and theater workshops that empower people across NY State to tell their stories. One project from 2012 is a collection of photos and writings from female veterans living in a transitional living home; another from 2007 is a collection of black and white photographs that depict “unseen” America. Most recently, WDI worked with NYS AFL-CIO to collect photographs taken by volunteers, workers, and union members during and after Hurricane Sandy. WDI keeps an archive of creative works on their website.
To learn more about the Workforce Development Institute and all of their programs, visit their website or like them on Facebook.
The staff at Salt Works, our furniture social enterprise, is in need of volunteers this Friday to denail the large beams used to make their artisan furniture. The denailing will be divided into two shifts: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Work would include lifting heavy beams in a team and pulling nails from the wood in order to prep the beams for milling on Saturday. Salt Works will provide gloves and tools to volunteers.
If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Stasya Erickson (email@example.com) and let her know which shift you’re willing to take on (9 AM – 12 PM or 1 PM – 5 PM). Volunteers must wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes and meet at the Syracuse Habitat for Humanity building at 308 Otisco Street.