Community Events

Into the Streets: Cornell's Largest Day of Service  Join over one thousand fellow Cornellians on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 2015 as we volunteer in Ithaca and the surrounding areas to give back to the community and perform meaningful volunteer work. Sign up to be a volunteer or sign up a team. Contact us at

Community Partnership Funding Board Grants – The Public Service Center's Community Partnership Funding Board grants up to $2,500 per project. Grants are available on a rolling basis for projects for both the Cornell and local community.  Grant applications are available in the Public Service Center electronically upon request by emailing

Pre-Orientation Service Trip (POST) – Beginning in 1996, POST began welcoming first-year and transfer students to the Ithaca community with a pre-orientation program. POST focuses on friendships forged through small groups working together through daily community service projects and evenings spent exploring Ithaca and Tompkins County.  To date, over 1,000 students have participated in the program. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – This event was established as a university-community partnership in 1995 to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of members of our diverse community gather each year to eat together, participate in workshops, sing and celebrate and most importantly to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.