(July  8, 2013 - Syracuse, N.Y. – On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2013 carries out the organization’s mission by lending a hand to more than six projects across OnondagaCounty.

More than 50 LGS participants will be spread out across the following locations:

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PEACE Inc. (food pantry) –

93 Syracuse Street
, Baldwinsville

Rescue Mission

155 Gifford Street, Syracuse

Francis House (only if it’s not raining) -

108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse

Dunbar Center -

1453 S State St, Syracuse

Interreligious Food Consortium -

222 Teall Ave, Syracuse

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Syracuse Grows (only if it’s not raining) – Southwest Community Farm –

100 Bellevue Ave., Syracuse

Rescue Mission

155 Gifford Street, Syracuse

Before getting to work, the participants will be provided with an overview on the purpose of the organization in which they are assisting. “This community service day was designed to give our current class the opportunity to see what it is like, first hand, to get involved with a local non-profit organization,” says Pam Brunet, LGS executive director.  “It is our hope that once they see how important and rewarding it is, they will continue giving back to the community following their graduation from LGS,” she added.

The mission of LGS is to inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work. 

The program was founded by the City of Syracuse, OnondagaCounty, OnondagaCommunity College, and the CenterState CEO, with major support from C&S Companies, Honeywell, Inc., Rural/Metro Medical Services, United Radio, Inc., and Lockheed Martin. LGS Media Partners include The Central New York Business Journal, News/Talk 106.9 and 570 WSYR,  Syracuse.com, Visual Technologies Corporation, and YNN.