Newsletter – December 2013:
Thank God, the NSLC is pleased to announce that it has purchased a campus at 501 Park Street in Syracuse. The site was formerly known as the Holy Trinity Campus and includes a 10 classroom school building. The school building is currently the home of the Syracuse City School District’s Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) School, also known as the Bob’s School. The new building will allow NSLC to both decrease its overhead expenses and expand its pro- grams. The NSLC is grateful to our local community and our supporters, who have helped us to raise the funds to purchase the property.
Newsletter – Summer 2013
The NSLC is pleased to announce that it is receiving a grant from Islamic Relief USA for $25,000 to fund an financial literacy education program. Students who complete the requirements of the classes and program will be eligible to apply for interest-free “micro-loans” for such expenses as business start-up and investment costs, down payments on homes or vehicles, and higher education costs. The NSLC is very excited about this program as a way to work towards it’s mission of teaching self-sufficiency and self-actualization to newcomers in our community. Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and aims to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves.