Local Resources

Looking for more help to deal with your finances, buy a home, or run your own small businesses? Check out these agencies, serving residents and small businesses in the Syracuse, NY area:

  • Hiscock Legal Aid - Legal services for civil court, family court, immigration, appeals, eviction, foreclosure and more.
  • Legal Services of CNY - Legal services to protect the rights of workers, consumers, renters, New Americans and more.
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY - Legal services related to economic opportunity, elder law, eviction defense, family court, immigration, LGBTQ rights and more.

  • CNY Works - Workshops, training, and employment assistance for youth and adults.
  • Jubilee Homes - Workforce education for construction and skilled trades.
  • Syracuse Build / Pathways to Apprenticeship - Helping people of color and women access careers in construction through training, apprenticeship and job placement support.
  • Syracuse EOC - High School Equivalency, College Preparation, and job training and certification programs.

  • Jubilee Homes - Focused on community, economic, and workforce development in Syracuse’s Southwest neighborhood.
  • Onondaga Small Business Development Center - Classes and one-on-one advising to assist with business formation, planning, financing, marketing and management.
  • CNY SCORE - Central New York’s chapter of the national association of business mentors, offering education and guidance to local business owners.
  • South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) - Business incubator offering low-cost office rentals as well as business advising to emerging entrepreneurs.
  • Syracuse Neighborhood & Business Development - Business assistance programs from the City of Syracuse.
  • Up Start - Education, support, and technical assistance services to support promising microbusinesses in underserved and undercapitalized communities.
  • WISE Women’s Business Center - A resource center for women business owners offering training, networking, and advising.