Collective Community Advocacy

Our value of collective community advocacy is born our of the belief that real impact amidst the Northside neighborhood requires collaboration with other like-minded organizations and efforts. We seek to strategically collaborate others in our focus community and who share a common vision, believing that together we can bring about lasting change.

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Global Citizens Cohort Fellowship

In 2018, Hopeprint launched our summer fellowship for emerging leaders from and/or meaningfully connected to our micro-neighborhood. The fellowship seeks to activate these young leaders to lead forward in the community, and take significant ownership in all of the efforts we might pursue. Their bi-cultural, immersed, life experiences equip them uniquely to be the voice and dreamers of the future.

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Hopeprint Kids & Youth School Collaboration

After years of working with the children and youth of our micro-neighborhood, Hopeprint has initiated a 2019-2020 effort to build intentional efforts with our students’ schools and teachers. It is our goal that by 2020, we will have a connected relationship with both the parents and educators of all of our Hopeprint students.

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Hopeprint Homes & Residents

The heart of Hopeprint’s work are our residential homes located on Lilac Street, in the core of our micro-neighborhood. We have three homes which house various members of our Hopeprint Family who are committed to opening up their homes and lives to the community in which we live. We have witnessed that those who collect around the dinner table or a cup of tea make for the most impactful partnerships.

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Community Events & Gatherings

If we seek to do things together as a community, we must be a part of the community. To this end, Hopeprint seeks to partner with others to participate in and/or serve at community events such as World Refugee Day, Northside Festival and more.

Community Partners

Key to Hopeprint’s work in collective community advocacy is clearly those with whom we “collect.” While our primary group we seek to collaborate with are neighborhood residents who are a part of Hopeprint and our micro-neighborhood, we are also intentionally present and participating with the following collaborative entities.

Refugee Alliance of CNY

The Refugee Alliance of CNY is a coalition of service providers and stakeholders working within the resettled refugee and New American communities of Syracuse and Central New York. The Alliance gathers key influencers towards collective impact in our city’s resettled refugee communities, and neighborhoods where they live. Our shared vision is a vibrant, integrated, flourishing city where resettled refugees and New Americans thrive.

Current participants on the Alliance include:

  • RISE (Refugees and Immigrants Self Empowered)

  • Interfaith Works of CNY

  • North Side Learning Center

  • Catholic Charities

  • New American Women’s Empowerment

  • Refugee Assistance Program

  • New Americans Forum

  • Hopeprint

  • NYS Refugee Health Department

  • City of Syracuse

  • Onondaga County Department of Social Services - Economic Security

  • Onondaga County Health Department

  • Legal Services of Central New York

  • CNY Fair Housing

  • Onondaga County Executive Office

  • CNY Community Foundation

  • Gifford Foundation

Community Integration Network

The Community Integration Network is a collaborative effort to integrate resettled refugee families into the community at large by fostering easily accessible information and resources in a personalized, comprehensive manner. 

CIN Hubs will be located throughout the community, each staffed with a Navigator during open hours to assist the families connected to their hub with accessing resources both within the hub and throughout the community. The current CIN Hubs are Hopeprint, North Side Learning Center and the Head Start programs at James Street and Franklin Elementary.

Additional CIN members include Onondaga County Health Department, Upstate Medical University, RISE (Refugees and Immigrants Self Empowered) and others.

Northside Urban Partnerships Steering Committee

Another key partner in neighborhood-based advocacy are the members of the Northside Urban Partnerships Steering Committee. Click here to learn more about those partners and efforts.