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Abstract FOCUS Forging Our Communitys United Strength Greater Syracuse is a community-wide project designed to economically advance the Central New York area by facilitating an atmosphere of positive change and unity in the community It was founded by a group of Leadership Syracuse graduates and residents and is a non-for-profit organization FOCUS is loosely based on an increasing number of similar organizations popping up in regions across the country In brief to facilitate the beginnings of this economic development approximately 200 trained volunteers went into the community schools workplaces houses of worship etc and facilitated over 124 open sessions with over 2500 participants Participants were asked to come up with ideas and dreams for the future of the area and over 15500 were generated These were entered into a database at the local college and grouped into 87 main goals for development in the following categories education government health and human services neighborhoods downtown economic development arts and events and tourism These goals were compiled into a community report voted on by the community at the Vision Fair and used to benchmark progress of the group The process to attain the goals outlined is based on FOCUS serving as 5 Cs a Convenor Communicator Catalyst Clearinghouse and Champion Members of the organization break up into task oriented-groups to identify regional resources with the capacity to act on the goals or who are already working on the goals The goal is to eliminate duplication of projects of services among these resources by increasing communication and cooperation between them They also serve to communicate progress to the community via a newsletter gather together community groups and leaders and sit on a number of regional committees The group is all-inclusive and open to anyone and the core group meets once per month The Visioning Process The Visioning Process consists of gathering groups of volunteers from the community and utilizing manpower from community groups and businesses These volunteers
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