Built to Serve Archive

Built to Serve, Episode 23 – FOCUS Greater Syracuse
FOCUS Greater Syracuse has promoted civic engagement, participation, and education in the Central New York community for more than 25 years. Through its programs and initiatives, hundreds of citizens have…read more →
Built to Serve – United Way’s “Book Buddies” Program
Find out how YOU can help improve childhood literacy in our own community, in this month's edition of Built to Serve. Host Charles Roberts welcomes Laurie Black, Community Education Director…read more →
Built to Serve – Central New York Community Foundation
The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that receives contributions from private donors, manages them to grow over time, and then distributes funding to many local charities…read more →
Built to Serve – Preventing Youth Violence
Many local agencies are hard at work trying to stem the tide of youth violence in our community. Two of those organizations are featured in this month's edition of Built…read more →
Built to Serve – 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc.
100 Black Men of Syracuse is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse area through education, mentorship, and service. This month, Built to Serve host Major…read more →
Built to Serve – Onondaga Historical Association’s Bob Searing
"We live in the result of decisions made in the past." So says Bob Searing, Curator of History for the Onondaga Historical Association. Searing is this month's guest on Built…read more →
Built to Serve – Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services
December is synonymous with the red kettles and ringing bells of the Salvation Army. In this edition of Built to Serve, host Major Charles Roberts visits with two key members…read more →
Built to Serve – The Gifford Foundation
The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation (The Gifford Foundation) is a private foundation dedicated to the stewardship of the funds entrusted to its care. The Foundation is committed to using its…read more →
Built to Serve – The CUS Foundation
Betsy Cusumano suffered an incredible loss when her husband and soulmate since high school, Tom Cusumano, committed suicide in October of 2022, the result of Post-Acute COVID Syndrome. Betsy was…read more →
Built to Serve – Upstate Foundation’s Campaign for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Thirty-percent of American teen-agers have a significant mood disorder, and 10-percent have contemplated suicide. In Syracuse in the past six years, Upstate University Hospital has seen a 400-percent increase in…read more →
Built to Serve – Erin’s Angels
Sheila Dion took a part-time job as a "lunch lady" in her children's school and quickly noticed many students asking for extra food to take home with them. What started…read more →
Built to Serve – Hillside
It’s well established that poverty, trauma, and neglect create deep-seated behavioral and mental health issues in people of any age. It's an especially acute problem for children. Hillside was founded…read more →
Built to Serve – Addressing Senior Isolation in CNY
Senior Isolation impacts a wide range of older adults. A recent study suggests as many as one-third of older Americans are lonely, and a quarter are considered socially isolated. This…read more →
Built to Serve – Blueprint 15
Blueprint 15 is a new non-profit working in Syracuse to restore and reconnect what was once a thriving city neighborhood, the 15th Ward.  In this program, host Major Charles Roberts of…read more →
Built to Serve – Center for Community Alternatives
Since, 1981, the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) has promoted reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development. CCA works with about 3,500 youth and adults annually,…read more →
Built to Serve – Prevention Network
The Prevention Network has been active in Central New York since 1949. Their mission is to stop the cycle of substance abuse through education, intervention and support. In this episode…read more →
Built to Serve – Leadership Greater Syracuse
Developing and sustaining generations of Central New York's community leaders. That's been the goal of Leadership Greater Syracuse since it was founded in the early 1990s. In this episode of…read more →
Built to Serve – Salvation Army
Those Red Kettles, and SO much more! In this episode of Built to Serve, we talk with Major Charles Roberts, Area Coordinator and Director of Onondaga County Operations for the…read more →
Built to Serve – ARISE
In this episode of Built to Serve, ARISE CEO Tania Anderson and Director of Independent Living Services Nina Lutz talk with host Joel Stockton, WCNY Radio's Broadcast Producer. They discuss…read more →
Built to Serve – Catholic Charities
In this episode, host Tammy Palmer talks with Mike Melara, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County. They discuss the organization's wide range of services for the region's disadvantaged,…read more →
Built to Serve – Hope for Heather
Built to Serve is a monthly show that shines a spotlight on the important work of our local non-profits. In this episode, host Tammy Palmer speaks with Frieda Weeks, the…read more →
Built to Serve – The American Red Cross
Built to Serve is a monthly show spotlighting non-profit organizations at work in our community. In this episode, host Tammy Palmer talks with Lisa Smith, Executive Director of the American…read more →
Built to Serve – InterFaith Works
“Built to Serve” is a monthly program designed to shine a spotlight on the great work being done throughout Central New York by our dozens of non-profit service organizations. In…read more →