Community Partners

There are a variety of programs sponsored by the Public Service Center that may be of particular interest to you, your agency or your school.

Explore the ways we collaborate with community partners.

The Cornell Civic Leaders Fellowship Program invites two community leaders involved in economic and community development efforts to join the Cornell community as both learners and teachers for an academic year.

The Community Work-Study Program is sponsored by Cornell University to enable students with Federal Work-Study to work for non-profit and governmental agencies in the Ithaca and Tompkins County at a minimal cost to the agency.  

PreK-12 Outreach consists of vital programs that impact the intellectual and social well-being of children and youth in the Greater Ithaca area. 

Community Events - The Public Service Center partners with the community on many programs and events including Into the Streets,  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Pre-Orientation Service Trip and the Community Partnership Funding Board Grants. 

The Community Partners Volunteer Program assists students in finding a placement in the community and to meet the volunteer needs of the local community for both ongoing and one time needs. 

Upward Bound, one of eight TRIO Programs funded by the US Department of Education, is a free college preparatory program for qualifying students. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

The Pre-Orientation Service Trip provides the opportunity for incoming freshman and transfers to build new friendships and college networks through participating in community service projects and fun evening activities. 

Into the Streets promotes a lifetime commitment to service amongst the members of the Cornell community. ITS strives to mobilize students to affect social change starting by starting in their local Ithaca community.


Have you heard about TIP?

Our Translator Interpreter Program (TIP) provides free access to an online database of volunteer interpreter/translators to assist the Ithaca and Tompkins County communities' language needs.

Do you have a job opportunity?

The Community Work-Study Program works closely with local partners to provide students with community service job opportunities in a variety of areas including education, environmental programs, health services, legal services, programs for the elderly, women’s and youth programs and public works and engineering.