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’
experiences.
HOW ARE THE CHILDREN Poster final

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

Event Coordinator Opportunity

Village at Ithaca has some big plans for a community concert in the early summer/fall but we are going to need some help. We are currently looking for a person interested in working with us roughly 10 hours a week to help plan the event, on a volunteer basis. Some of the tasks will include

  • Creating a fundraising goal and event budget
  • Recruiting and inspiring volunteers to help you with the project, and forming relationships with others in the community to be a part of the event
  • Designing and distributing flyers, banners, etc. about the event
  • Etc.

We will be there to guide you along the process but this is a job for someone who is confident in planning an event on their own (or with the help of a few others).

If you are interested, email us at contact@villageatithaca.org and we will send you more information!

 

Family Advocacy Program featured on WHCU’s “All Things Equal”

The Family Advocacy Program at the Village at Ithaca points local families with children in ICSD toward resources and programs that can help their children get the most out of their education.

Kenneth McLaurin and Lee Kaltman from the Village at Ithaca’s Family Advocacy Program spoke with Gary Stewart of WHCU’s “All Things Equal” to speak about this program in the community.

Hear the full interview from December 22, 2015: