About Our History in Syracuse News & Schedule Host A Child Photos/Coverage Support
Project Children is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit project of the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society, Inc.,
P.O. Box 933, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925

Central New York Chapter:
Kathleen Kelly, Coordinator • (315) 474-2296 - e-mail us
Pat Costello, CNY Intern Program Coordinator • e-mail us
Jim Pickett, CNY Chapter Volunteer • (813) 601-9430 e-mail us
Roxanne "McAloon" Compoli, CNY Chapter Volunteer • (315) 727-6875 e-mail us
1980 • Bringing Children from Northern Ireland to Syracuse for 33 years • 2013
About Project Children
Project Children is an American-Northern Ireland partnership dedicated to showing Protestant and Catholic kids that they have nothing to fear from each other and much to gain. The program started in 1975 with six children from Belfast, three from one community and three from the other. The kids spent that summer in America, getting to know each other in a small New York town. Now Project Children places approximately 100 children from Northern Ireland with host families across America each summer for a four-week period. In 2013, Central New York families hosted more than 29 children, more than anywhere else in the Country!
Watch our video, taken by YNN News Now during the 2012 class' departure on 7/26/2012
View our Video About Project Children in Syracuse
Our visiting children in 2011
Read more about Project Children’s History in Syracuse

Here are some of our Project Children 2012 visitors, with Coordinator Kathleen Kelly at left, when they gathered for our annual family picnic. See our photos page for more 2012 pictures.

Information - 2013

The Irish children arrived on June 28, 2013 and departed on July 25, 2013! More information about this year’s schedule is available on our news page.

New Address!

Anyone wishing to contact Project Children Syracuse Area Coordinator Kathleen Kelly, please note that she has moved. Her phone numbers remain the same, but her address is now:  Kathleen Kelly, Buckley Square, 6715 Buckley Road, #116, North Syracuse, NY 13212