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HWSC: Twin Hillside Scholars Share Paths to Fulfilling Futures

HWSC: Twin Hillside Scholars Share Paths to Fulfilling Futures

In their 25 years, twin sisters Najier and Najah Johnson have done pretty much everything together. They grew up on the South and East side of Syracuse and attended Nottingham High School where, as ninth-graders, they became involved in Hillside Work-Scholarship...
Good Work: Chair’s Award Winner has ‘Found my life’s purpose’

Good Work: Chair’s Award Winner has ‘Found my life’s purpose’

For Alisa Burke, family is interwoven into a distinguished Hillside career. “I started here in 1988, after my brother was hired and he mentioned it to me,” Burke recalls. “I started off as a relief worker, and about two months later I applied for a full-time...
Inside Hillside: Finding the Words for a New Beginning

Inside Hillside: Finding the Words for a New Beginning

“This book is dedicated to the staff at Trahey, from 2015-2017, on the Monroe Campus for Hillside Children’s Center. It was at Hillside that I began to understand that life could be okay, if it wasn’t for my staff, I probably wouldn’t be alive right now.” That passage...
Inside Hillside: Buffalo HWSC Grad Moves Forward, and Gives Back

Inside Hillside: Buffalo HWSC Grad Moves Forward, and Gives Back

It’s 5:30pm, and Mohamed Maalim has just finished his first day at a new job. He’s a Branch Trainee at M&T Bank in Buffalo, having been accepted into the company’s Community Branch Management Program for future leaders with recognized potential. “Coming in today,...
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