CNY Solidarity Coalition

Directory of Local Organizations

A core intention of CNY Solidarity Coalition is to bring together and support organizations already out there helping directly affected communities in the Central New York area. We (all of us) must not only work harder for the liberty of all people — we must work smarter. This means showing up for one another, and strategically sharing labor and resources. It also means not duplicating efforts.

Take some time and familiarize yourself with the incredible organizations and campaigns in the greater Syracuse area. Browse the directory by category, or scroll alphabetically. Pick a couple to connect with and see what you can do to help. When you’re out living your lives every day, learn to recognize needs and connect them with resources.

Feel free to email us with information about efforts you don’t see represented here. This is an ever-growing list.

Access CNY
1603 Court Street
13208
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AccessCNY offers person-centered services that empower individuals of all ages and abilities to reach their
full potential as part of our shared community. Services are provided with dedication, compassion, innovation, and commitment.

The agency supports people with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries (ABI) and mental health issues.

(315) 455-7591
Syracuse
ACR Health
627 West Genesee St.
13204

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing a range of support services to individuals with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses, with the goal of positive health outcomes.

ACR Health provides a wide variety of targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood, as well as to community groups and organizations, with the goal of informed and responsible decision making.

(800) 475-2430
(315) 475-2430
Syracuse
Arise
635 James St.
13203

As a non-profit, community-based organization we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of disability, has the power to make life choices and achieve their dreams. Navigating the world of disability services can often be confusing and overwhelming for many families. Whether you have a simple question or have no idea where to start, we’re here to help.

(315) 472-3171
TTY (315) 479-6363
Syracuse
1979
Black Cuse Pride

We (B.C.P.) are focused on providing a safe and confidential environment to the inner-city LGBTQ community as well as offering networking opportunities, health information and peer support. We are the voice of the LGBTQ inner-city community.

(315) 863-4539
Syracuse
2011
Black Lives Matter, Syracuse

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County Resettlement Program
527 N. Salina St.
13208
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Resettlement services and support for those forced to leave their countries due to unsafe conditions. The program provides assistance with applying for jobs and registering for English language classes, locating translators, finding housing, and securing medical care. Special academic programs prepare refugee children to attend school.

Linkedin
(315) 474-7428
Center for Community Alternatives
115 E Jefferson St, Suite 300
13202

The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration.  Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.

CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives.  CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect and concern for one's community.

(315) 422-5638
(315) 471-4924
Syracuse
1981
Center for New Americans (InterFaith Works)
503 Prospect Ave
13208
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InterFaith Works’ Center for New Americans provides resettlement and post-resettlement services to help refugee families reestablish their lives and overcome the barriers to successful integration in their new communities. The program typically resettles 500-600 new refugees each year, and annually serves an additional 1,200 families who have been in the U.S. for less than five years.

(315) 474-1261
(315) 449-3552
(315) 449-3103
Syracuse
Central New York Citizens in Action
P.O. Box 411
13503

Located In Utica, New York, our community-based and multicultural organization is committed to living wage jobs, affordable health care and education, educational opportunities, and improvement in living conditions for low and moderate income people. Founded in 1997, we advocate for the interests of children, families, seniors, and disabled in Central New York.

Instagram
(315) 725-0974
Utica
1997
Central New York Pride

The mission of CNY Pride is to serve the Central New York lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and their allies.
Our annual Pride Parade and Festival, along with similar events throughout the year, provides a forum to celebrate and affirm individual sexual and gender identity, to commemorate our community's rich history and diversity, and to renew our dedication to ending intolerance and achieving equal rights.

(315) 254-2386
Syracuse
1996
Cooperative Federal Credit Union
723 Westcott St
13210

Founded in 1982 by activists seeking an alternative to fat-cat corporate bankers, we are a non-profit, financial service cooperative dedicated to fairness, equality, and social & economic justice.

(315) 471-1116
(315) 476‑0567
Syracuse
1982
Eastern Farmworkers
525 N Salina St
13208

Eastern Farmworkers is a volunteer-run organization involved with low-income working families. We work with farmers and their workers, and former manufacturing workers who have had to assume temporary jobs after plants like Carrier relocated. We work to bridge the gap between rural and urban communities, and maintain healthy relationships between employers and employees who are often affected by the same policies. We allocate benefits such as job and housing referrals, food and clothing distribution, and volunteer dental, legal, and medical services.

Facebook
(315) 478-1992
Syracuse
1972
FairNY
P. O. Box 151
13214

Focus on Awareness and Information Resources of New York, Inc. We host the educational booth at the New York State Fair to provide information and resources on issues ranging from bullying of LGBTQ youth, discrimination facing members of the LGBTQ community in employment, housing and health issues, GENDA, marriage equality and protection of LGBTQ families. Our Booth is a highly visible space that welcomes the general public as well as members of the LGBTQ community, as we work to promote inclusion and diversity through educational information and resources.

315-460-6971
Dewitt
2000
Friends of Dorothy
212 Wayne St
13203
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Friends of Dorothy is our initiative to be supportive of people with AIDS. Since October of 1992 we have offered home-based care to people with AIDS in a variety of ways, including recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing, and emergency assistance.

(315) 479-8255
Syracuse
1992
Hiscock Legal Aid Society
351 S Warren St
13202

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society promotes the fundamental right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need in Onondaga County and the surrounding region.

(315) 422-8191
(315) 472-2819
Syracuse
1949
In My Father’s Kitchen
PO Box 11328
13218

In My Father’s Kitchen, Inc. (IMFK) is a not-for-profit corporation founded by John and Leigh-Ann Tumino. IMFK is a faith-based organization offering non-denominational and non-discriminatory assistance to homeless people through direct street outreach.

(315) 308-1561
Syracuse
2011
InterFaith Works
3049 E Genesee St
13224

InterFaith Works builds bridges of understanding to affirm the dignity of all people in Central New York. Working with the different faith communities and the diversity of the region’s people, we address deeply embedded social divisions.

Linkedin
(315) 449-3552
(315) 449-3103
Syracuse
1976
International Center of Syracuse
930 James St
13203

The International Center of Syracuse (ICS) serves the community by introducing international visitors to many different aspects of life in our area, including educational, cultural, social and business opportunities.

(315) 471-0252
Syracuse
1965
Islamic Society of Central NY
925 Comstock Ave
13210
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The Islamic Society of Central New York (ISCNY) is a religious organization whose purpose is to provide programming and services for the religious, social, community, health and holistic well-being of the community. ISCNY is committed to and actively seeks to foster collaborative partnerships & promote inter-cultural & interfaith dialogue to eliminate misunderstandings about the principles and ideals of the Islamic way of life. ISCNY’s doors are open to anyone. Located in the heart of the City of Syracuse’s University Hill Neighborhood, serves a diverse community of over 15,000 spread throughout Central New York, from Oswego and Watertown to Ithaca, Camillus, and Syracuse.

Facebook
(315) 471-3645
Jewish Community Center of Syracuse (JCC)
5655 Thompson Rd
13214
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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families coming together with the community. We offer programs and services for infants, toddlers, school-age children, teens, adults and seniors... something for everyone! Come for a visit and tour. You don't have to be Jewish to become a member of the JCC.

(315) 445-2360
Dewitt
Jewish Federation of CNY
5655 Thompson Rd
13214
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The Jewish Federation of CNY cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, strengthens Jewish identity and builds vibrant Jewish communities in Syracuse, in Israel and around the world.  We do the good that is in your heart.

The Jewish Federation of CNY is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established in 1918 to serve the interests and well-being of the Central New York Jewish Community by ensuring that the vision of Jewish identity and continuity is realized.

Facebook
(315) 445-0161
(315) 445-2040 ext.106
Dewitt
1918
La Casita Cultural Center
109 Otisco St
13204

La Casita Cultural Center's mission is to advance an educational and cultural agenda of civic engagement through research, cultural heritage preservation, media, and the arts, bridging the Hispanic communities of Syracuse University and Central New York.

(315) 443-2151
Syracuse
LadyFest Syracuse
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LadyFest Syracuse is a grassroots, community-based music and arts festival dedicated to celebrating women and feminism(s). We aim to support and foster a culturally, ethically, and racially diverse creative community. LadyFest Syracuse is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive space for for varied gender expressions, performances, and identities.

Facebook Group
Facebook Page
Syracuse
2014
LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University
750 Ostrom Ave
13210
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The Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center strives to serve people with marginalized genders and sexualities by offering support, building community, and educating members of the Syracuse University community.

Instagram
(315) 443-3983
Syracuse
2001
LiteracyCNY
100 New Street
13202

LiteracyCNY, formerly Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse (LVGS) provides adults in Central New York with the literacy tools and skills that they need to be contributing, productive, and engaged members of the community. We do this by advocating for adult education, providing instruction, and partnering with other community based agencies. Improving Adult Literacy makes our community stronger.

(315) 471-1300
(315) 565-3798
Syracuse
1961
Madison County Reads Ahead

MCRA is a not-for-profit adult literacy service working in conjunction with all the public libraries in Madison County. MCRA trains volunteer literacy tutors and recruits potential learners 16 years of age and older who want to improve their basic English language skills, get a High School Equivalency diploma (“GED”) or learn English as a second language.

(315) 345-1468
Madison County
2000
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
210 E Genesee St
13066

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation is dedicated to educating current and future generations about Gage’s work and its power to drive contemporary social change.

At the heart of our mission is the story of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a progressive visionary of women’s rights and human liberation and an often unacknowledged leader who, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony wrote the arguments, inspired the passions and organized the political action of the 19th century woman suffrage movement in the United States.

(315) 637-9511
Fayeteville
2000
Muslim American Society
4524 McDonald Rd
13215
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Our mission is to move people to strive for God-Consciousness, liberty and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity.

(315) 492-2081
Syracuse
National Action Network, Syracuse Chapter

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

(315) 395-2644
Syracuse
National Organization for Women (NOW) CNY Chapter

NOW is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. CNY chapter covers Onondaga and nearby counties.

1966
New Feminists for Justice
13210

Syracuse and surrounding areas - Inclusive group for all like-minded individuals who want to affect change especially with the new Presidential Administration threatening to destroy democracy as we know it. Upon learning the results of the 2016 Presidential election, three women came together to form New Feminists for Justice (NFFJ). Our goal is to work for peace through justice utilizing grassroots feminist efforts.

Facebook Group
(315) 480-5114
Syracuse
2016
North Side Learning Center
501 Park Street
13203

The North Side Learning Center (NSLC) was founded in 2009 and exists to aid in adult and youth literacy development, and to be instrumental in teaching self-sufficiency and self-actualization to newcomers in our community. Students come from dozens of countries around the world. Beyond the core of teaching English to adults and providing academic support to their children, additional programs are offered as resources allow.

(315) 378-4825
Syracuse
2009
NorthsideUP (Northside Urban Partnership)
115 W Fayette St
13202

The Northside Urban Partnership is an urban revitalization collaborative dedicated to engaging diverse groups of people and organizations in turning the Northside of Syracuse right-side up.

Instagram
(315) 470-1836
(315) 471-8545 ATTN: NsUP
Syracuse
NYCLU, Central New York Chapter
731 James St., Suite 205
13203

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, working to protect the civil rights and liberties of residents in 7 Central NY counties since 1963. The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, promotes and defends the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution and New York State Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality, and due process of law. We carry out our mission through public education, advocacy and litigation.

(315) 471-2821
(315) 471-1077
Syracuse
1963
Partnership for Onondaga Creek

The Partnership for Onondaga Creek is a diverse, community-based environmental justice organization, rooted in the Midland area of Syracuse, New York. We are committed to empowering local communities, through knowledge and tools for change, to make the water and environment in and along Onondaga Creek meet the highest standards.

(315) 478-4571
Syracuse
2000
Peace Action at Syracuse University

Peace Action at SU is a new non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes non-violent resolution of conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, halting the global spread of conventional arms, building a human rights culture, and supporting human needs instead of militarism.

2014
South Side Stand
2331 South Salina St
13205

The Stand is an online South Side community newspaper that is written for and by South Side residents. As the voice of the South Side community of Syracuse, the paper aims to start a community conversation online by inviting residents of the South Side to share their stories. The paper is the brainchild of the South Side Newspaper Project, a collaboration of the South Side Community Coalition, Syracuse University and a number of dedicated South Side community residents.

Flickr
(315) 882-1054
(315) 391-1538
Syracuse
2010
Southside Community Coalition
2331 S. Salina St
13205

The goal of the Southside Community Coalition is to restore, revitalize, and rejuvenate the Syracuse’s South Side community through a partnership with community residents, agencies, organizations, and Syracuse University.

(315) 314-6303
(315) 314-6305
Syracuse
2005
Syracuse Grows
144 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University
13210

Syracuse Grows is a grassroots network that cultivates food justice through advocacy, education, and resources in support of urban food production. We envision a community where everyone has the equal opportunity to produce healthy and culturally appropriate food.

(315) 443-4890
Syracuse
2008
Syracuse University Office of Disability Services
804 University Avenue
13224
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Mission to engage the University Community to empower students, enhance equity and provide a platform for innovation and inclusion. We achieve this by mitigating competitive disadvantages and environmental barriers that impact learning; by supporting faculty in the classroom and our colleagues across the university to strive for universal design and full inclusion. We provide individual academic adjustments when environmental barriers cannot be eliminated and assistive technology that fosters independent, self-determined learners.

(315) 443-4498
TDD: (315) 443-1371
(315) 443-1312
Syracuse
West Newell Street Community Garden
612 Newell St
13205

One of Syracuse’s longest-surviving community gardens, cultivated primarily by community members living near the garden, the West Newell St. Garden utilizes a shared harvest model and holds regular garden workdays, garden lunches, barbecues, and fishing trips. West Newell Street Community Garden is a social change garden, striving to be inclusive of individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups.

(315) 476-3754
Syracuse
1995
Young Eco-Cuse Explorers (YECE)

The Partnership for Onondaga Creek's Young Eco-'Cuse Explorers program teaches urban children between the ages 11 - 14  about science, environmental justice, and urban ecology.