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A New 601 Tully

SU professor Marion Wilson leads volunteers from OrangeSeeds in rethinking and shaping up a Near Westside house.

Less than a year ago Marion Wilson bought a house on the Near Westside through Syracuse University's Scholarship in Action. The house had been run down and used as a drug headquarters among some area residents.

Today, Wilson, director of Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts at SU, and her team aim to transform the property into a sustainable store and center for the community of the Westside landscape.

In April, student volunteers with OrangeSeeds helped the 601 Tully crew clean out the backyard, where they hope to build a garden. 601 Tully was one of the seven sites on the Westside where students could lend a helping hand to the area. The project represents another collaborative initiative by the university to build and revitalize the struggling Westside community.

  More from the Westside

   See videos and an interactive map where the projects took place during Workstock 2010, the OrangeSeeds' "Big Event."


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