Welcoming America

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees is a volunteer led community initiative that fosters a welcoming and fair environment for refugees and immigrants who come to our region. Our hope is that these efforts will continue the development of Ithaca as a welcoming host community in times of great global need. Ithaca Welcomes Refugees is a proud member of Welcoming America.


Help us with the Global Roots Play School auction

Help us raise critical funds to support children and families to be part of the Global Roots Play School, our key response project that helps refugee and migrant families make empowering choice to attend English as Second Language (ESL) classes while their children are taken care of. Our school provides an enriching and supportive space for young ones of diverse backgrounds at an accessible, low-cost. Through this auction, help us raise critical scholarship funds to support low income families who would not otherwise access childcare. Click here to be part of this auction






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Key Initiative

Global Roots Play School (GRPS) is an initiative of IWR and helps refugee and immigrant families by providing affordable, accessible childcare to parents eager to learn English. Learn more about GRPS here.