Inspiring New York

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About Inspiring New York

WCNY’s Inspiring New York interstitials focus on acts of random kindness. Submit an inspiring story about someone who has gone above and beyond, illustrating the amazing things that inspire us to believe in our neighbors, colleagues, and community!

For example, a fast food franchise owner who surprises a hard-working employee with a scholarship to college. Or a teacher or first responder who mentors a student or helps find shelter for a homeless family. Or an electrician who works through the night to make sure the heat stays on.

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Inspiring New York
Meet Ava Musci
Over the last two years, ten-year-old Ava Musci has raised over two-thousand dollars to support pediatric cancer research through her lemonade stand.


Inspiring New York
Meet Samaia Goodrich
Samaia Goodrich, a sixth-grader, was the first student from the City of Syracuse to receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award in its 24-year history. Samaia started a number of community service initiatives over the years, but one of her most recent projects included helping refugees from Puerto Rico who were relocated to central New York after Hurricane Maria.

All across central New York there are incredible people doing amazing things. Inspiring Central NY is a short-form video series produced by WCNY that shares the stories of these inspirational people. The first video in the series showcases the story of Cassidy Colvin from Cicero, New York. While at work, Cassidy was surprised by her boss with a college scholarship.

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