The Near Westside Initiative Inc. (NWSI) is a not-for-profit organization that leverages the resources of Syracuse University, the state, the city, private foundations, businesses, not-for-profit corporations, and neighborhood residents to achieve its goals. A creative community is converging here to foster economic development, jobs and stability for the neighborhood, and rich academic experiences for SU students. Within this neighborhood, the premise that art and culture can unite to create a revitalized community is being tested and is proving to be true.
What We Do
Read more about NWSI’s efforts to promote entrepreneurship, creative placemaking, community engagement and property development on the Near Westside and find out how you can get involved. + Learn more