“My faith and spirituality as a Franciscan Friar teaches me that all of creation is meant to live in mutuality and interdependence. As a community on the Northside we can only accomplish this by working together and finding those points of convergence and areas where we complement one another. It’s this approach that will help stimulate development that is economically sustainable and inclusive. “
We’re grateful for the team we’ve established and want to celebrate our Steering Committee members. Thank you, Friar Rick and Assumption Church, for taking part in our work!
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“Collaboration between governmental and nonprofit agencies, with neighbors and property owners, is crucial in the neighborhood revitalization process to ensure that all people and places within the neighborhood are equitably represented and served by the projects undertaken in the effort to improve quality of life in the city. The unique perspectives expressed by each invested organization or individual lend themselves to developing unique solutions in addressing the development and service challenges in the Northside and I am proud to serve on the steering committee as one voice among many for the good of the neighborhood.”
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“’We all do better when we all do better.’ It’s the most succinct way to say something I’ve always believed, and my position creates the opportunity to influence that, especially for our neighbors at the margins. My work sits at the intersection of supporting front-line heroes and using the stories heard through that work to influence policy so people can have a chance at success. That I get to do this work with the amazing staff and volunteers I spend my days with is beyond rewarding. We had a coat give-away (in December) when schools were closed for a snow day, and all of our volunteers – all neighbors, many of whom use our services when they need a little help – figured out childcare so they could come in and make sure the give-away was a success. When our volunteers are that invested, it’s incredibly inspiring. Seriously, how cool is it to get paid to do that?” – MICHAEL COLLINS | executive director of Syracuse Northeast Community Center
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In January of last year, we re-launched Northside UP as a program administered by CenterState CEO’s Economic Inclusion team (link to blog post), under the guidance of a community-led steering committee and with staff support from Stasya Erickson and Jonathan Link Logan. We’re grateful for the team we’d established in our first year – a committee of dedicated, passionate individuals working collaboratively towards outcome-oriented solutions, rallying around a shared vision for our neighborhood and helping advise projects. We’d like to spend some time highlighting the members that have been part of this journey with us, as well as sharing new faces as they join us over the next few months.
“I’ve always believed in the power of collaboration, but in our increasingly diverse, connected and complex world, I now think it is absolutely fundamental to positive change. Effective neighborhood revitalization can’t be done without true collaboration, which leads to broad resident and business engagement, identification of synergies, and addressing conflicting interests.” – MARK CASS | executive director of the North Side Learning Center
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