In the spring of 2015, the Lerner Center , in collaboration with the Near Westside Initiative and other community partners, led a series of community meetings to better understand the community’s perspectives on health. These meetings took place during the months of February to May 2015, and included neighborhood residents as well as staff of organizations working in the community (“colleagues”).
It was a positive summer at Skiddy Park for many families and children. Learn more about the Summer at Skiddy Staff from 2016, who made it a summer to remember.
With Syracuse Housing Authority, Missio Church, Nojaim Brothers Supermarket, and the Near Westside Initiative, the Lerner Center was one of many partners to bring a youth softball league back to Skiddy Park. The month long league culminated in the championship game on Saturday, August 6, 2016. It was a joy filled day for the neighborhood. Read more from Syracuse.com on the work being done to ensure kids and families have safe places to play, live, and learn.
Lerner Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
As it marks its fifth anniversary, the Maxwell School’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion is taking stock of its growth and accomplishments—an impressive list that includes collaboration and needs assessment in the local community, specific outreach and information projects related to healthy practices and nutrition, an endowed professorship focused on public health and a staff of professionals and graduate-student fellows operating and promoting the center’s programs.
Despite recent challenges, Skiddy Park is thriving with positive activities this summer. Watch the youth employed this summer explain why this is important for their neighborhood.
Renovated Box Soccer Court Unveiled at Skiddy Park
On Thursday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, in collaboration with the Near Westside Initiative and the City of Syracuse Parks Department, unveiled a renovated box soccer court at Skiddy Park. The unveiling took place during the sixth Annual Near Westside Block Party. Continue Reading
Dr. Cynthia B. Morrow, former commissioner of health for Onondaga County, has been appointed the inaugural Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion in the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Continue Reading
Healthy Neighborhoods Fund Initiative: The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has selected six communities across New York State for grant awards totaling $2 million to help them become healthier, more active places where residents of all ages can thrive. Continue Reading