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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,...
Inside Hillside: Meet the HWSC Valedictorians, Class of ’22

Inside Hillside: Meet the HWSC Valedictorians, Class of ’22

As the valedictorian of her Class of 2022 at Syracuse’s Institute of Technology (ITC) High School, Anjana Allay (pictured above left) has a lot to be proud of—and a lot of challenges that she had to successfully overcome. Just five years earlier, the 13-year-old had a...
Inside Hillside: Building a Bright Future, Before and After Graduation

Inside Hillside: Building a Bright Future, Before and After Graduation

Ali Hassan was recruited for Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HWSC) when he was just 15 and a ninth grader at the Rochester Leadership Academy for Young Men. He says he was painfully shy when he joined HWSC, but over the years he became more comfortable speaking...
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