In today's POST STANDARD the feature article is " Syracuse Alarming Poverty Rising in 2016"
Yet again another story about the dismal situation in Syracuse.
Providence Services of Syracuse has spent over 4 years now studying the issue and effective ways to enable City residents to get jobs. The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council ( SMTC)completed a year study on the transportation barriers to employment in Syracuse and the County. They studied all possible solutions to help people be able to get to available jobs and our Shuttle To Work program was chosen as the best choice. The study advised, "Invest In Providence".
However, none of the members of the Council had any interest in sponsoring us for available Government grants. In fact we have been told we will get no funding.
So the question remains. If there is a solution that could help hundreds of City of Syracuse residents get and keep jobs, why aren't leaders interested??
We are still here. We have been tried and tested and have a Study that supports our program. The Poverty is getting worse. Why can't we all work together to get people jobs?