Lagom Landing is a nonprofit residential program providing 18-25 year olds a unique opportunity to build a foundation for the rest of their lives. They encourage students to discover their passions and gifts while teaching them skills that will benefit them no matter what direction they go. Carpentry, gardening, cooking, forestry, and other hands-on trades are the “tools” that students use to free up their minds and gain focus for their next step in life. Students spend time in nature while also living and working closely with mentors who inspire and motivate them to “land” into discovering who they are, not just what they will do.
Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County assists and advocates for people who are or have been incarcerated in the Tompkins County Jail, and their families and friends. Its services include ensuring legal representation in the case of indigence, bailing eligible individuals pre-trial, working with the reentry education program College Initiative Upstate, and providing transitional sober housing at Endeavor House.
Since its incorporation in 1934, the Southside Community Center, Inc., continues to affirm, empower, and foster the development of self pride among the African-American citizens of greater Ithaca. Through forums and activities in education, recreation, political and social awareness, the Southside Community Center is a community resource center. They serve as a vehicle to develop an appreciation for the contributions and presence of those peoples of African descent in the greater Ithaca community and in the larger world community.
The Women's Opportunity Center is leading low income women to the pathway out of poverty by providing them individualized career counseling, training and removing barriers to become job ready and find employment. WOC assists in removing barriers to employment by providing scholarships, guidance, and referrals to other programs as needed. WOC is committed to pursuing the mission by working one-on one with clients, providing them with access to a comprehensive program of individualized career counseling and computer and skills training to become work ready. The Mary Durham Boutique is part of their Retail Training Program, designed to help women with limited work experience gain the skills necessary to find employment.
The Village at Ithaca is both a non-profit organization and a diverse network of community members. These include parents/caregivers, students, educators, other non-profit organizations, local businesses, the faith community, civic organizations and various others committed to supporting the educational hopes, dreams and aspirations of children and families in their local “village.”