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Southside Community Center works to affirm, empower, and foster the development of self-pride among the African American citizens of greater Ithaca.

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Annual Meeting coming up June 17th, Celebrate our new Executive Director!

By Southside Pride | May 27, 2021

Southside Community Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce Chavon Bunch as the Executive Director of Southside Community Center. Mrs. Chavon Bunch is a calming homegrown force of wisdom! Her dynamic leadership and advocacy ignites great excitement and stability for our staff, board members, volunteers, program participants, and beyond! Graciously accepting the invitation to…

Black Town Hall – January 29 @ 4 p.m.

By Southside Pride | January 29, 2021

It is time to honor, center, & listen to the critical stories, strategies, and overall WISDOM of Black Educators and Elders from our community! A group of local Black Educators and Elders from Ithaca will serve on the panel to talk and answer this question… What would it take for Black Lives to truly Matter…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 7- Imani

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 6- Kuumba

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 5- Nia

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 4- Ujaama

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 3-Ujima

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 2- Kujichagulia

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Virtual Kwanzaa Day 1- UMOJA

By Southside Pride | January 2, 2021

The Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) in Ithaca, N. Y. presents Southside Community Center’s Virtual Kwanzaa celebration for 2020. We strive to provide concrete examples of what the Kwanzaa principles look like in ACTION. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that honors Black people and the desire to connect with our ancestry. The celebration lasts…

Southside Community Center is NOT Closing!

By Southside Pride | September 28, 2020

 Southside Community Center is NOT Closing! A Letter from Dr. Nia Nunn- Southside Community Center Board of Directors Chair I’m writing in response to the extraordinary public outcry surrounding the brief PAUSING of Southside Community Center’s programs and operations. Let me clarify. Southside is NOT closing. We are on PAUSE. We are not in an extreme fiscal…

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are living and working through difficult times and things are changing quickly. One thing that has not changed is the commitment of the Southside Community Center to serve the people in our community.

As an essential organization, our Food Pantry program is still operating at 305 South Plain Street on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 2 pm-5 pm and every Saturday between 12 pm-2 pm. If you need information on additional food resources or mental wellness support services, please see the resource links below.

Tompkins Area Food Resources:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kj4KTUl2Uzhk7TrSAIIcdaJOIyifTNzQvuqXXSAv47s/edit?usp=sharing


Managing Anxiety about the Coronavirus: 

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia shares 7 tips to help manage your anxiety related to the coronavirus.

https://youtu.be/GC4JTI8ulcs


Mental Wellness Supports and Community Resources for youth and families:

A mental health hotline is available to support you during this time. Please call the New York State hotline at 1-844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations, and referrals to a provider. See the link below for Tompkins County resources.

https://files.constantcontact.com/7c43a05f001/162515b5-6a82-4281-86e2-27353482426a.pdf

Don’t Forget the Census- it’s quick and easy:

The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. The 2020 Census questionnaire should be completed by the person who owns or rents the living quarters, or any other person who is at least 15 years of age with knowledge of the household.

https://my2020census.gov/

Educational Encouragement:

Reading is FUN! Finding the Fun in Reading | Taleah Elliott | TEDxRochester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJrqa00KAJo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0rGOxqoNkqGeAvPzPP5fPz8dGgsQ4LB9xvZDF1HmM57Hy_DFyd7mgGsR0

Community News: Tompkins Earth Day 2020:

Earth Day 2020 web page and Facebook Event page are now live, and preparations for our Tompkins County area celebration continue apace. Over 30 presenters and performers are expected for the event on Wednesday, April 22nd, beginning at 2pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1010011166066452/

http://www.getyourgreenbacktompkins.org/earth-day

Please feel free to contact our office at (607) 273-4190 between 10 am-2 pm Monday -Friday if you need assistance connecting to additional resources.

In Good Health,

Southside Staff