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!
Since our founding in January 2013:
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
Events - Timeline
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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