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The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) is a grassroots, interfaith network advocating for social justice. We are voices striving for a more just and fair community that improves the quality of life for all.

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ACTS hires Melody Holmes as our  Transitional Community Organizer

Melody E. Holmes is a native Syracusan and a well known community advocate. Her training, advocacy and teaching has centered on community dialogues, political concerns, community change that can help define and educate ourselves and our neighbors all centered around the city and specifically, the SouthSide. She currently is affiliated with the Brady Faith Center, Syracuse City School District and Interfaith  Works.

at its March 28, 2023
Membership Council  Meeting

On March 28, 2023 ACTS held its Membership Council Meeting at which it

elected a new board members and thanked  board members

whose terms had ended. 


Thank you to outgoing Board Members

Darris Williams

Rev. Kathy Hodge Davis

Dale Avers

Lennie Turner

Rabbi David Kuhn

Peter Sarver

Lawrence Brooks 

New Board members:


Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz - Zen Center

Mark Cass - Executive Director of the North Side Learning Center of Syracuse

Bishop H Bernard Alex - Senior Pastor/Teacher at Victory Temple Fellowship Church

Shu Kir Mohammed - ACTS Youth Council

Continuing their service on the ACTS board are:

Dr. Rev. Eric Jackson - Plymouth Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Dennis Brady - Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville

Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias - First Unitarian-Universalist Society

Dr. Ednita Wright - Zen Center

Rev. Dr. Bruce Burns - Senior Pastor Hopps Memorial CME

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Dr. Rev. Eric Jackson, President ACTS Syracuse

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