The guide is intended to help those new to the community identify and make use of the City’s fantastic food-related assets. Using colorful visuals and simple text, the guide provides information on seasonal foods, places to shop, safety nets, local production, ordering in
a restaurant, key vocabulary, and more. To create relevant content and an accessible and attractive design, we worked closely for many months with Sidekick Studios, TST BOCES Adult ESL program, and many members of the refugee and immigrant community.
We are so proud of the final product and look forward to translating it into other languages commonly spoken among new arrivals in Ithaca. Please share with your newest neighbors!
The guide was made possible by a small grant from the U.S. Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by World Learning. The Alumni TIES program has previously featured blog posts on the creation and launch of the guide. Many thanks to all of the volunteers and partners who supported its development!
Psst! Guess what? Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving.
Why? Because we have a day for giving thanks, two(!) days for getting deals, and now, a dedicated day to give back. This year, Ithaca Welcomes Refugees is participating in #GivingTuesday and we would be honored if you chose us as one of your organizations to support.
Thanks to dedicated volunteers and supporters like you, we’re able to create a more warm and welcoming community to refugees and immigrants in need. Your support means we can provide more childcare to parents learning English, more apartment and basic needs support, and more education on refugee and immigrant issues.