The Northside Urban Partnership (Northside UP) takes an innovative, partnership-focused approach to neighborhood revitalization. The goal of Northside UP is to improve the quality of life on the Northside of Syracuse throughPeople, Place and Business.
Focusing on this three-pillared approach, Northside UP is involved in a wide-array of projects. Such work includes:
Running highly successful job training and employment programs;
Facilitating adult education and social services for residents;
Staging cultural events and celebrations;
Assisting with commercial real estate development and housing development;
Improving infrastructure and creating green spaces;
Providing support to entrepreneurs looking to locate within the Northside; and
Marketing Northside businesses to the greater Central New York area.
Partners in Northside UP’s efforts include small businesses, non-profit organizations, major institutions, and neighborhood residents. A core group of partners, including St. Joseph Hospital Health Center, Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity, and Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, provide oversight for the agency. Catholic Charities acts as the fiscal agent for this initiative.
Northside UP, formerly known as the Northside Collaboratory, was started by the Franciscan Collaborative Ministries in 2007.