Community STEM Movie Matinee | Hidden Figures – January 7, 2017

Please join us for the Community STEM Movie Matinee! You can get a registration form at any of the locations noted on the flyer or email us at
Movie Trailer: Hidden Figures
Description: Hidden Figures is a movie featuring actresses Taraji Henson from “Empire” and musician Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer from the movie “Gifted”.  This movie will inspire Ithaca youth to have a greater interest, vision and passion for numbers, science, invention and scientific ideas to believe in themselves.  This is the untold true story that happened then and still is unfolding to this day.
Sponsors of this event: Cornell University Diversity Programs in Engineering, Teacher on the Go Consulting Group, LLC., Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Southside Community Center, Cornell University Ujamaa Residential College, and Village at Ithaca.


How Are the Children? – July 21, 2016

A gathering for parents and caregivers of students of color in the Ithaca City School District

Thursday, 7/21, 4:30 – 6 pm in the GIAC Gym
Facilitated by Travis Brooks
Light supper and childcare provided
An opportunity to discuss whether or how students of color are experiencing racial or ethnic bias in their classroom or school. Voices of parents and caregivers of students of color will be centered in this event where parents can share their own or their kids’

Giving is Gorges Campaign – May 4, 2016

The second annual “Giving is Gorges” campaign is set to happen on May 4, 2016 as a day to encourage philanthropy inside of the community. Non-profit organizations within Tompkins County and the surrounding areas are encouraged to take part in this day of giving, and the Village at Ithaca is one of the many organizations taking part in this event!

Last year, the Village took part in the inaugural event, and this year, we decided to push ourselves to set even higher goals, and that’s where our audience will come in! Our goal is to be in the top ten fundraisers among the different organizations; and would really love to double the funds we raised last year.

The money we raise from our donors allows us to fund our different education programs, like the Family Advocacy Program, the Student Success Center, the Let’s Get Ready! college preparation course, and the Path of Success seminar. These programs are designed to fit the Village’s mission statement to raise, educate, affirm, and inspire a child.

Make sure to mark May 4 on your calendar as a day of giving!

Community conversation on April 6, 2016

Next Wednesday, the community will have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District for a discussion about the upcoming school year’s budget. The community is asked to attend the event to learn more information and to have the ability to address questions about the budget to the administration.

The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, located at 301 West Court Street. It is sponsored by the ICSD and the Village at Ithaca.

Tutoring services will also be offered at GIAC on April 6 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and childcare will be provided to attendants.

community discussion