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Multi Grammy Award-winning artist CeCe Winans performs in Syracuse
Legendary recording artist CeCe Winans will perform at the Lovie Lee Emory Awards Show at SRC Arena and Events Center at OCC on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in celebration of the Urban School Partnership with Inter-faith leaders for Student Achievement. The Lovie Lee Emory Initiative sponsors major platforms to recognize the work of churches and congregations across America that benefit youth in urban communities. Winans’ performance will support Syracuse faith-based youth programs that are developed and implemented through churches across the city in partnership with the Syracuse City School District.
Event sponsors include Clear Channel, Syracuse University, 100 Black Men and Say Yes to Education. Companies interested in sponsoring SCSD students and families so that they may attend the concert, are encouraged to contact Cobb at 315-807-8635 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Alexis Spight, Black Entertainment Televisioin’s Sunday Best finalist, will also perform and Pastor Daren C. Jaime from People’s A.M.E. Zion church will provide the inspirational address. Travis Malloy, an emerging new artist sensation from Pittsburgh will perform for an audience of high school and college students at the pre-awards show, beginning at 5 p.m.
Twenty-five church leaders formed a task force last year in support of urban schools and student achievement. Faith-based leaders and churches piloted a model of engagement with schools and community facilitated by Vincent Cobb, community engagement graduate assistant through Syracuse University’s School of Education. Findings indicated that efforts with last year’s faith-based organization were 84 percent effective in areas of engagement, actual families served, measureable outcomes and student response. Funding from the event will help to continue support efforts, such as church site homework help centers, parent home access training workshops, college tours for students during school breaks, speed mentoring conferences and evening academic enrichment programs.
Announcements of major gifts for faith-based programs and recognition and honors for work being done in the Syracuse community will also be featured as well.
Tickets are $35, $55 and $75 and can be purchased online at www.etix.com or by calling the SRC arena at 498-2772. Doors open at 6 p.m.