Mural on the old Tompkins Public Library building
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Mural on the old Tompkins Public Library building


Welcome to our community!

Communities are defined in many different ways by the diverse people who belong to them.  Here at CCE-Tompkins, we work with communities of all kinds and configurations, providing training, resources and faciltiation to help individuals, groups and municipalities identify the issues that are most important to them, to envision potential strategies and solutions, and to organize and take action for change.

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Backyard Poultry!

If you'd like to keep a small flock of chickens, sign up for our class on Wednesday, February 1. You'll learn all you need to know, and we'll provide the certificate you need to get your Ithaca chicken permit. Cost is $5/household.

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Natural Leaders Nomination Deadline

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) supports community members to grow as leaders through an 8-session leadership development course. Apply by 1/31 to join the next group!

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Get Together!

Help create a community that is supportive of all families, every 3rd THURSDAY at 8:30 am at CCE-Tompkins in Ithaca! Monthly meetings focus on family-centered services, collaborations and policy issues.

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Seed-to-Supper Training

Want to help beginning gardeners in your community to grow their own veggies? Our FREE 5-session training program from 2/15 to 3/29 will teach you all you need to know!

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Getting Around!

Way2Go helps people get where they need to go in a sustainable way. Find a wide range of transportation resources for our community, here on the Way2Go pages!

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Get Your Green Back, Tompkins!

The Get Your Green Back Tompkins! program helps you find ways to save money and save energy at the same time! Find lots of local resources here!

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Last updated January 6, 2017