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Matt

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Erie Canal Museum Volunteer Extraordinaire

Matt has always had a love of history. He’s also always had a learning disability. When he came to LDACNY, he joined the LIFE program. His counselor Jamie helped him see his “disability” didn’t mean he couldn’t put all of his amazing abilities to use. Matt has now been volunteering at the Erie Canal Museum for over 2 1/2 years! He’s worked his way from janitorial duties and setting up for events to Gallery Attendant, and ...

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Anthony

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Kinney Drugs Superstar Anthony began working with LDACNY immediately following his graduation from high school. With support from an employment consultant Anthony applied for several stock positons. After a few months of job searching, Anthony interviewed and was hired at Kinney Drugs. Over time the manager has added an additional work day to his schedule so he can assist with the weekly truck delivery. There are certain tasks he performs independently and other tasks that require assistance from his job ...

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Behind the Scenes: Video Testimonials (Part I)

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*note: this news item was created as we began work on our professional video. We look forward to sharing the video with you when it becomes available!

We’re shooting a professional video!

Okay, so it’s not Hollywood. But we are taking the next step in letting people know what we do, and how we do it. Along with relaunching our website, we’re filming a video testimonial.

Thursday’s the day our clients, staff and board (well, some of them) become stars!

It’ll start like a ...

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Lauren Sauve – Successful Literacy Coach

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Successful Literacy Coach LDACNY is expanding their horizons with an all-new literacy program geared towards adults. Small and intimate, the group is focused on increasing individual literacy– then building to the next level. And who is the person taking LDACNY on this journey? 24-year Literacy Coach veteran Lauren Sauve. Lauren says her favorite thing about working with reading and writing is “words live on after you’re gone.” She hopes to share her love of language with the community being built ...

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Sibling Diaries

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My youngest sister struggles with a learning disability. She has been diagnosed with dyslexia, she has a difficult time retaining information,and because of her learning disability she has extreme anxiety. She is now entering the 6th grade and she has had these issues since 1st grade.

This was very difficult for my family and I. The school did not do much too help, in fact the school refused to test her for a learning disability. For about a year my sister ...

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Spotlight On: Kinney Drugs

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Our Employment Services help individuals with the end goal of finding and main-taining employment. The path to employment can include a variety of services with LDACNY including resume writing assistance, job coaching, volunteer placement, employer discussions, mock interviews and more.

LDACNY and Kinney Drugs have worked together in a number of cases. We have not only found Kinney Drugs to be an amazing partner, but Kinney has received some incredible employees from us. One such employee in their Ca-millus ...

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Behind-the-Scenes: SADA Kickoff Luncheon

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Today was the annual Kickoff for the Syracuse Automobile Dealer’s Association Charity Preview.
Every year SADA invites local non-profits to participate in an amazing fundraising opportunity: sell sponsorships to the Charity Preview Party, held the evening be-fore the Auto Expo. It’s an incredible evening, filled with drinks, food and of course cars.

Last year LDACNY was fortunate to raise over $20,000.00 in sponsorships! Our goal is $23,000.00 this year and our sponsorship benefits are better than ever (tickets to ...

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Back-to-School Blues?

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School is officially back in session for just about every kid in town. And while most are happy about it (for now) we know there are some who aren’t all that excited to be back in the class-room. Here are some tips to make the transition easier for them (and you!):

  1. Take time to talk to your child: allow him/her to express their feelings about the new school year, teachers, friends, homework, etc.
  2. Buy school supplies together: let him/her choose colors, styles ...
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Calling all College Students!

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We’ve always been lucky to work with great college students over the summer through SRC’s amazing internship program. While we are excited to work with them again in 2016, we need more interns NOW.
LDACNY is happy to announce the launch of our internship program…we’ll be out at LeMoyne College and Syracuse University later this month talking to interested students about Marketing/PR, Event Planning and Development internships. We’re even offering an exclusive Digital Marketing internship…that’s right, tech-nology dominates the world ...

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LDACNY Love’s Cole Swindell

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Not only did we give away our first Caribbean Vacation today…our first winners got a Bonus Prize: a Meet & Greet with ACM New Artist of the Year Cole Swin-dell!
3 lucky NYS Fairgoers (our vacation winners and a friend) got to meet Cole before his HUGE Chevy Court performance. They got pictures, autographs and a chance to ask some questions before he got on stage for his hour and a half show.
A little secret: Neil & Patrick, our ...

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