In this Grantee Spotlight Q&A, NYSHealth Program Officer Bronwyn Starr and Leah Russell, Senior Associate, Center for Court Innovation, discuss efforts by the Center to promote health and wellness in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse, a Healthy Neighborhoods Fund community.
As the community convener grantee for the Near Westside, the Center is working with residents, community-based organizations, and other neighborhood partners to improve the community’s health through a range of activities. The Center’s efforts include providing community-based conflict resolution services; advancing a Take Back the Streets campaign; and increasing resident engagement and leadership. Through these projects, the Center is working to improve the health and safety of the Near Westside—empowering residents and helping elevate their perception of the neighborhood. Watch the following Q&A segments to learn more.