The Greater Syracuse Land Bank acquires the city’s vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent houses and puts them to productive use. Over the summer all of the Land Bank’s city funding was cut. I uncovered why and the impact it will have moving forward.
The city of Syracuse has one of the most segregated school districts in the country. The article covers how housing and property taxes play a part in segregation and proposed solutions.
The opening of a Price Rite supermarket eliminated one of Syracuse’s “food deserts.” I covered the nonprofit that spent almost a decade lobbying for its creation and the role its staff played in filling its job opening with local community members.
Syracuse University participated in a national walk to get its administration to declare the university a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented immigrants. My article looks further into what it means to be a sanctuary campus and includes the stories of two undocumented students.
Makhai Bailey, a 17-year-old rapper from Syracuse, co-owns Freeborn Music Productions alongside his father. The label promotes the idea of spreading positive messages through rap music.
I spearheaded the paper's first Latinx series spotlighting local figures working to increase the representation of the Latinx community in Syracuse and beyond.