Agricultural Program

The Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (SyRAPP) addresses the needs and aspirations of a growing refugee community in Syracuse as they face significant social and economic challenges posed by a high concentration of poverty in Syracuse. In this context the SyRAPP Program responds to the desire within the refugee community for increased opportunities for food production in community gardens and market gardens in order to increase food security, create safe spaces for cultural exchange, and provide economic opportunities.

To address these needs RISE was able to secure a three year grant awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, through the US Office of Refugee Resettlement.