Believe in Syracuse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote positive perceptions and improve the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse Area. Below are just a few of our community accomplishments. We convert local pride into local progress. Join us in making Syracuse an even better place to call home!

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Since our founding in January 2013:

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  • 230 dues paying members, 10 corporate sponsors (BlueRock Energy, AP Professionals, etc.)

  • Appeared on TV more than 60 times, appeared in dozens of local newspaper articles, was covered by the New York Times, Reuters, helping generate media buzz for Syracuse.

  • Largest Event to Date: 4th Birthday Party, with over 1200 attendees

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Events - Timeline

2017:

2017 - August - Greater Syracuse Arts & Culture Festival Rosamond Gifford Zoo

2017 - July - Distributed 1,000 books at Summer Learning Day with the CNY Literacy Coalition

2017 - June & July 5: Summer Youth Literacy Book Drive (K-5) - collected over 3,000 books

2017 - January - Believe in Syracuse's 4th Birthday - 1,200 attendees, 80 vendors, celebrated the Arts and our Believe in Syracuse Awards

2016:

2016 - December - Come Home to Syracuse - in partnership with 40 Below and a dozen hiring employers!

2016 - October - ORANGE, Red & Yellow Creekwalk Stroll & Social - Cafe Kubal Creekwalk Commons

2016 - September Community Organizing Training - South Side Innovation Center

2016 - August Syracuse Neighborhood Olympics - Cummings Field Eastwood

2016 - July Believe in Syracuse Progress Gala - SOLD OUT Historic Hotel Syracuse

2016 - June Reading is Fun Block Party Homer Wheaton Park

2016 - January Believe in Syracuse's 3rd Birthday Party Landmark Theatre - 600 Attendees, 30 vendors

2015:

2015 - September Believe in Syracuse's Office Grand Opening South Side Innovation Center

2015 - July Believe In Syracuse Presents: Clean Lake Party in the Park Willow Bay @ Onondaga Lake Park

2015 - July Syracuse Rising: Downtown Syracuse Maxwells

2015 - May Syracuse Latin School Courtyard Cleanup The Syracuse Latin School

2015 - March Light up Syracuse Downtown Syracuse

2015 - February Believe in Syracuse Committee Launch Event! Soule Branch Library

2015 - January Believe in Syracuse's 2nd Birthday Party! SKY Armory

2014:

2014 - November - Help Needy Syracuse Kids Get New Books - The Oncenter

2014 - November - Syracuse Rising: Westside - The Pale and Bucket Pub

2014 - September - Syracuse Rising: Westcott Street - Beer Belly Deli & Pub

2014 - July - Believe in Syracuse Northside Neighborhood Night - Change of Pace

2014 - June - Syracuse Rising: What's Next? - Black Olive

2014 - May - Strathmore & South Side Neighborhood Night - Swallows Tavern

2014 - April - Day of Action: Clean up 'Cuse - Samaritan Center

2014 - February - Eastwood Neighborhood Night: Believe in Syracuse - Chadwicks

2014 - January - Believe in Syracuse's First Birthday Party - Small Plates, Armory Square

2013:

2013 - November Serving Breakfast to the Homeless and Hungry at the Samaritan Center

2013 - July Believe in Syracuse Networking Social at Beer Belly Deli - helped keep their business from going under

2013 - July Believe in Syracuse Volunteers feeding the homeless and hungry at The Samaritan Center

2013 - July Park Clean-Up and post clean up trip to the Irish Festival on Tipp Hill! Pass Arboretum

2013 - June Our First General Interest Meeting - Soule Branch Library

2013 - May - Believe in Syracuse's Kick-Off Social! Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge - 60+ attended our first event!

2013 - January - Believe in Syracuse was founded. We started our Social Media promotion of Greater Syracuse.

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