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News & Updates

Search for a new Executive Director

By Nydia Blas / December 7, 2018

The Southside Community Center announces a search for a new Executive Director. Our current ED, Nydia Boyd has dedicated the last two years to setting Southside on a course of stability and success. We wish Director Boyd the best as she embarks on the next stage of her artistic career. Ms. Boyd will be with…

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104 Community Members to See Black Panther

By Nydia Blas / February 28, 2018

On February 18th we bought out an entire theatre at Regal Cinema and took 104 community members to see Black Panther. Initiated by our DJ friends Spirit Posse we led an amazing fundraising campaign and secured enough funds to purchase movie tickets, pizza, costume making supplies and a school bus. In preparation for this amazing…

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The Girls Who Spun Gold

By Nydia Blas / March 27, 2017

In January of 2017 Nydia Blas was named the Acting Executive Director of Southside Community Center. Nydia is mother, lifelong Ithaca resident, and a visual artist who works primarily with photography. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the school of Visual and Performing Arts. With her photographic…

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Thank You, Mr. Leon Lawrence

By Nydia Blas / March 27, 2017

Leon was born in Atlanta, GA on June 8, 1942, to Wilbur and Frances Lawrence. The family later moved to Peekskill, NY, where Leon spent most of his childhood and graduated from high school. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a graduate of the University of Vermont (UVM), where he earned…

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Let’s Get In Formation!

By Nydia Blas / March 27, 2017

New Program at Southside Community Center! FORMATION Kick Off Event: September 30th at 2pm, Southside Community Center Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeYRhawnPPI-L-Tm_vhE7LFDSWS5qc6V_TzptP2oMSenSLeQ/viewform Formation is a collaborative effort between Les Femmes de Substance of Cornell University and Southside Community Center! As a Formation program participant, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with amazing women and learn how…

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