Proud to Sponsor TEDxUtica for Third Year

We’re thrilled to partner with TEDxUtica as a sponsor again in its third year. This year’s speakers will explore how an individual or an idea can grow to make a change, build a movement or make a difference. This perfectly timed event, titled “One Square Block” this year provides a perfect launching pad for…
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Foundation invests nearly $300,000 in local education

In May, we announced the 25/25 goal, tasking the community to increase the number of adults with bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025. Since then, we’ve been busy working to fund and implement strategies and programs to help meet that goal. The Foundation recently made investments in programs that…
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Foundation-funded program is the ‘good’ in Utica O-D

The Observer-Dispatch editorial team recognized a Community Foundation grant-funded program as the good in their weekly feature “Our View: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” “It’s no secret music and the arts deeply enrich a child’s education. It’s also no secret that both often get short shrift in these…
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New bus, more learning at Thea Bowman House

If it weren’t for the new school bus at Thea Bowman House’s Universal Pre-K, many students would not have the opportunity to attend the universal pre-kindergarten classes offered by the Thea Bowman House, which serve economically-challenged and working families. The pre-kindergarten program is funded by the Utica City School District….
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