Tag Archives: Upstate Medical University

‘Community Build’ house looking more like a home

The “Community Build” project in Syracuse to house three formerly homeless men is nearing completion. Two months ago, a group of us from Upstate Medical University spent a day volunteering at the property, which was in pretty sad shape. We … Continue reading

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Pass it on … random acts of kindness still happen

I’m passing along a story from a recent graduate of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where I work. Alex Ashley and a group of his Radiation Therapy program classmates went out to dinner in April to celebrate after a big … Continue reading

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Refugees ‘just need someone to walk alongside them’

Three summers ago, Sean Haley found himself delivering a couch to a refugee family on Syracuse’s North Side. He was with a friend, Nicole Watts, and they talked about her vision of helping the city’s refugee population, which grows by … Continue reading

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