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Dream @ 50

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

 

Gina Rivers, program director for Mercy Works, Inc.

 

Ms. Rivers, a founding advisor to SIF, was the keynote speaker for the Teen Tech Program summer session commencement on Monday evening.  The event was held at the Vision Center on South Salina Street.

Below is a portion of her remarks, which skillfully interpreted and updated the essence of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. King. 

The “I Have a Dream” speech was given at the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago on this day.

Connect, then Lead

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Lugendo Muya and Kirsten Ranallo (background), co-leaders of the Yellow Team of Synterns, present their project details at the Upstate Graduation/Final Boardroom Challenge.

Here are some photographs from the SYNERGY 2013 graduation, which was held at SUNY Upstate Medical Center last week.  This year’s diverse class of students interned for the summer at local area firms and developed problem-solving business projects.

The winner of this year’s Business Challenge was Team Yellow.

SYNERGY is a program of Mercy Works, Inc.

Pastor John Carter, founder of Mercy Works Inc.

Pastor John Carter, founder of Mercy Works Inc., addresses the SYNterns.

Synters, judges and guests mingle

SYNterns, judges and guests mingle

Syracuse Common Councilor Kathleen Joy one of the judges for the Final Boardroom and Mercy Works Program Director Gina Rivers

Syracuse Common Councilor Kathleen Joy, one of the judges for the Final Boardroom, greets Mercy Works Program Director Gina Rivers after the program.

SYNtern Vision Challenge winner Adrian Kellam with philanthropists Bill and Sabra Reichardt

SYNtern Vision Challenge (Exemplary Service Award) winner Adrian Kellam with philanthropists Bill and Sabra Reichardt.

On the Strength

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Vision Center's Gina Rivers prepares Synergy Students during their orientation last week.

Mercy Works Director Gina Rivers prepares Synergy students during their orientation last week. The event was held at the Vision Center on South Salina Street.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers along with Rev. John Carter salute graduates of the 2012 Synergy Program during a ceremony at Upstate Medical Center on Friday.

Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers, seek along with Rev. John Carter, viagra spoke to  graduates of the 2012 Synergy Program during a ceremony held at Upstate Medical University on Friday.

Mercy Works, Inc.  gathered 2012 Synergy Program students and local leaders at Upstate  Medical University yesterday to participate in a Celebrity Apprentice-style program to culminate a summer of development and leadership training.  Synergy is one of several enrichment programs run by Mercy Works.

Student team leader Keith Rowser

Student team leader Keith Rowser

Team X Static 8 celebrates a win for Service Project of the Year

Team “X Static 8” celebrates a win for Service Project of the Year

Mercy Works Inc. Director of Development Clarence Jordan (a celebrity judge) talks with Sen. John DeFranciso during the program.

Mercy Works Inc. Director of Development Clarence Jordan (right), who served as a celebrity judge, talks with Sen. John DeFrancisco during the program.

Milestones

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Gina Rivers

Gina Rivers

Congratulations to Gina Rivers, viagra one of the founding advisors to SIF.  Here is a photo of her from her birthday last week.

The Genius of Generosity

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Teen Tech graduates with class sponsor Sam Haines (front right) and class instructor Natisha Crossman (front left)

Teen Tech graduates with class sponsor Sam Haines (front right) and class instructor Natisha Crossman (front left)

Mercy Works, Inc.’s  Teen Tech Program held their 2011 Spring graduation  this week.  For completing the coursework, participating students received computers that were donated by Lemoyne College.  The  class was sponsored by Nixon Gear.  The guest speaker for the program was Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler.

Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers and Frank Fowler at the Teen Tech graduation program

Chief Frank Fowler speaks to the students at the 2011 Spring Teen Tech graduation.  He was introduced by Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers (left).