Take Back the Streets Campaign

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”).

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Bringing Sports Back to Skiddy

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.


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Lerner Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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.

Summer at Skiddy Park

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.