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Primary Project
These 40 Minutes Per Week
Make Big Difference for Child
This is my third year working with Primary Project at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School in the Syracuse City School District, and I have met a lot of great students and seen a lot of positive improvements in their adjustments to school through the program. But this past fall was particularly meaningful because I met a little girl who made exceptional progress in our time working together. ... read more
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NewsChannel 9 Highlights Hotline
Contact Volunteer Relations Program Manager Kristine Knutson.
NewsChannel 9
Highlights Hotline
Volunteer Relations Program Manager Kristine Knutson recently appeared on NewsChannel 9 to discuss the Contact Hotline and explained why the volunteers who staff the Hotline need to ask tough questions. NewsChannel 9 visited Contact in advance of Upstate Medical University’s announcement about a new program focused on teens and young adults who are at high-risk for suicide.
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Michael Gullett
Roxboro Road Middle School student Michael Gullett explains his math worksheet to a classmate.
Contact + Creative Student
= Fun Math Worksheets
Kate Filippone, our Youth Development Specialist at Roxboro Road Middle School, asked one of her students, Michael Gullett, to come up with an innovative way to meet one of his academic or behavioral goals. Michael created worksheets that helped him and his classmates improve their math skills and turned Michael into "Math Master Mind!" ... read more
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211 CNY website Listen & Watch: Cheryl Giarrusso
Discusses 211CNY’s 2-Year Anniversary
On Feb. 11 – 2/11 – Contact Community Services and the United Way of Central New York, United Way of Great Oswego County and United Way of Northern New York celebrated the two-year anniversary of the 211CNY information and referral service in five counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence. ... read more
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Contact recognition items for reaching Class Dojo expectations.
Roxboro Road 5th-Graders
Scoring Points & Prizes
The fifth-grade students in Youth Development Specialist Kate Filippone’s program at Roxboro Road Middle School are receiving fun prizes for reaching their academic and behavioral goals. Read Kate’s latest newsletter to find out how her students are earning prizes with Class Dojo points. ... read more
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Primary Project Gives Student
the "Spirit to Push Forward"
Primary Project is a program that helps children who have school adjustment difficulties and increases their chances for success. Contact has Primary Project Child Associates in several schools in four local school districts ... read more
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Tootle note is praising a friend
This student’s Tootle note is praising a friend! (Photo courtesy of Sara Donals)
Frazer Elementary
Tootle Notes!
One of the most effective elements of the PAX Good Behavior Game are the weekly "Tootle" notes. Tootles are the opposite of tattles; they’re old-fashioned thank you notes to let another person know that you appreciate and value them or something they did....At Frazer Pre-K-8 School in the Syracuse City School District, Tootle notes are exchanged to recognize PAX Leader characteristics and behaviors, build bonds, and recognize every individual’s value. ... read more
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Contact’s Lindsey Treat provides crisis and suicide prevention information to a family during the Family Health Fair.
Oh, What a Night
For 21st CCLC Program!
On January 19, the Syracuse City School District’s 21st Century Program partnered with Contact Community Services to host 323 people—230 children and 93 parents—during a Family Health Fair at the WonderWorks indoor amusement park at Destiny USA. We organized the event for Huntington Afterschool Program and H.W. Smith K-8 students and families—the two Syracuse schools that receive 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. ... read more
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TeenFest organizers at 2016 event
TeenFest organizers at 2016 event. (Photo courtesy of Rocco Carbone)
Save the Date:
TeenFest Aug. 5 at Henninger
Contact Community Services and its Teen Talk program is excited to announce that the second TeenFest live music event will be held August 5 in the auditorium at Henninger High School in Syracuse. The high school setting is an ideal fit for TeenFest because it’s an event created by teenagers and for teenagers ... read more
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Roxboro Road students
Roxboro Road students in Youth Development Specialist Kate Filippone’s program
Contact’s 5th-Grade Success
at Roxboro Middle School
One success story? Why stop there! Kate Filippone is a Youth Development Specialist for Contact Community Services’ program at Roxboro Road Middle School in the North Syracuse Central School District. Kate was asked to write about one success story among her fifth-grade students ... read more
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ITC students at 2016 Teen Institute
ITC Students at 2016 Teen Institute
Teen Institute Changes
Students’ "Minds and Hearts"
In early November, 20 students from Corcoran, Fowler, the Institute of Technology at Central (ITC) and Nottingham high schools in Syracuse attended the 2016 Heart of New York Teen Institute leadership conference in Penn Yan....The annual conference empowers teens with the knowledge, skills and confidence to educate and lead their peers in efforts to reduce the frequency of substance abuse and other unhealthy behaviors. ... read more
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Sue Navagh
Sue Navagh
Hotline Volunteer Making a Difference
Like many college students in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Sue Navagh was going to change the world. "I came up here from New York City in a time, I’m sure you know, we were the Age of Aquarius, we were going to change the world," ... read more
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The Vadala family
Toni Vadala with her sons Anthony (left) and Christopher
Contact impacts Syracuse Family
In Many Different Ways
Contact Community Services recently attended the annual Wellness Fair at P.E.A.C.E., Inc., in Syracuse, where we had the great pleasure of meeting Toni Vadala, a Family Worker for P.E.A.C.E., Inc. As we were sharing stories about our agencies, Toni explained how Contact has been a positive influence in her family’s life ... read more


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