Resilient CNY

Resilient CNY Awarded "What If..." Grant

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Sanchia A Callender, Inc is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a “What It…” mini-grant by the Gifford Foundation! The grant supports the Resilient CNY program and our work with the Syracuse City School District’s Parent University.

Throughout the 2018-2019 school year we are providing monthly workshops engaging the community in recognizing and addressing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences. This work is vital to equipping our community to be one that is vibrant and thriving.

We are grateful to the Gifford Foundation and our Resilient CNY partners for investing in the health and well being of our community through organization.

See the full schedule of workshops and events linked below.

Why ACEs, Trauma, & Resilience?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) cause trauma that affects health and education. Trauma shows up as behavior in and out of the classroom. By using ACEs to identify sources of trauma we build resilient students and families leading to academic success.

Resilient CNY and Parent University Support Families and Students

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Join us for the free screening of this film Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:30pm at Syracuse Stage. A panel of education, health, mental health, social services, law enforcement, and community leaders will discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in their fields and what steps the Syracuse, NY community can take to address these issues.


The film screening is only the beginning. Each month during the school year, December to June, Resilient CNY is offering family engagement workshops and discussions through Syracuse City School District’s Parent University.

Why ACEs, Trauma, and Resilience? Adverse Childhood Experiences cause trauma that affects health and education. This trauma shows up as behavior in and out of the classroom. By using ACEs to identify and address sources of trauma we build resilient students and families leading to academic success.

Upcoming Events

We have two events scheduled during April so far. First we are working with community partners in Syracuse, NY to provide a study center for students in the city. The Learner's Cafe will have free wifi, computers, a printer, and plenty of coffee to keep learners going in all their endeavors. Open house festivities are on April 8, 2018 3pm-7pm at 501 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The second is the second in our series of discussions on addressing trauma in the community. Our topic of discussion is the  power or relationships to build resilience. We'll will also be working on building a toolbox of effective relationship building techniques. April 21, 2018 12pm-3pm at 501 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Trauma Sensitive Community Discussion

We've partnered with several area organizations for an event discussing the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the Syracuse community. There will also be an opportunity to view the film Paper Tigers. Please join us on March 10, 2018 12pm-3:00pm at 501 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204

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