THANK YOU to everyone who helped support our second year at Global Roots Play School, where low-income families with small children can get access to childcare and adult English classes. If you didn’t get a chance, but would still like to donate, you can still donate here.

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.



Thank You

United Way of Tompkins Country and Community Foundation Logos

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.