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Project Phoenix

Representatives from Vera House, WISE Women’s Business Center and the South Side Innovation Center announced the launch of Project Phoenix April 2012 in Syracuse. The program will be funded through a $100,000 grant from Verizon

I had the pleasure of meeting a few of these women and hear their stories of triumph, victory, and survival. I take it as a great privilege and honor to have been given the chance to tell their stories of transformation through Project Phoenix and their continuous journey to starting their own businesses.

Vera House is working with 10 survivors who will receive training and be eligible to apply for a Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant, up to $5,000 for funding to help launch their new business.


Philanthropy Week at Syracuse University

From April 9 through April 13, 2012, Syracuse University celebrated the role philanthropy plays in making the SU campus—and the world—a better place. Events included the inaugural Phanstiel Lecture featuring John Wood, founder of Room to Read; the Orange Circle Awards, honoring SU people doing great things for others, and Thank-a-Donor Day. In this report, members of the Student Philanthropy Council and the 2012 Senior Class Giving Committee talk about philanthropy and what it means to them.

The Black Celestial Chorale Ensemble

The Black Celestial Chorale Ensemble was established in 1977 when a group of SU students felt a need for a cultural outlet. Founding members felt there was a lack of a spiritual sense of well being, and that the establishment of a choir would help meet their needs. Among the founding members are Syreeta McKnight, Ervin Allgood, Lawrence A. Ford, Pamela Hayes, Cheyrl Lane, Parrese Wade, and Norman Lyons.
More than 30 years later, BCCE still stand strong on it’s morals, spirituality and influence on Syracuse University’s campus as well as the greater Syracuse Community.

IDEA Hosts Frozen Flash Mob

IDEA is putting new and fun ideas into practice to get the entrepreneurship ideas flowing on SU’s campus. More than one hundred students gathered to participate in the 3-minute frozen flash mob to spread the word about their ventures and entrepreneurship at Syracuse University.

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