Community Collaboration

Our value of community collaboration 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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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

The Northside Urban Partnerships Steering Committee is an out growth of the work of Centerstate CEO’s Economic Inclusion division, seeking to bring about collaboration and resourcing for community prosperity efforts in Syracuse’s Northside. Hopeprint’s Executive Director sits on the steering committee, and the organization participates in collaborative projects and initiatives together with the other steering committee member organizations:

  • Centerstate CEO - Economic Inclusion

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital


  • Hopeprint

  • Northeast Community Center

  • Interfaith Works of CNY

  • North Side Learning Center

  • City of Syracuse - Neighborhood and Economic Development

  • YWCA

  • Assumption Church

  • Lerner’s Center at Syracuse University

  • Housing Visions