Grants Awarded

Women Building Community Grants 2016-17
Final Reports Due January 15, 2018
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1. A Place to Stay: Guest House for Homeless Women (Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga) 
Catholic Charities continues to serve the urgent community need for safe, clean and affordable housing for women. A WBC Grant in 2015-16 helped fund its successful pilot program renting and supporting a downtown women’s guest house.
2. Compost Toilet Build (Youth Farm Project)
Middle and high school girls will participate in a Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women workshop that will help them build various skills including for construction of a needed enhancement for the Youth Farm.
3. Educating Mother and Child (Tompkins Cortland Community College Faculty Student Association)  
Tompkins Cortland Community College Child Care Center provides scholarship support for female students with children in the center’s safe and nurturing environment.
4. Exploring the Arc of Women’s Suffrage and its Relevance to Current Issues (History Center in Tompkins County)
The centennial commemoration of women’s suffrage in New York State is an opportunity for education, conversation and discussion locally as well as statewide and nationally.
5. Girls Night In (Groton Junior-Senior High School)
Groton Central School will build on its first-ever program to empower its female students to make smarter and healthier decisions.
6. Pieces of Clay (Southside Community Center)
Designed to help develop poise and good character in girls through classroom instruction, workshops and opportunities to meet others and develop new relationships in a fun atmosphere.
7. Strength in Girls (Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Enrichment Program A+)
The afterschool program’s newer emphasis on the expansion of programming to enhance children’s health and well-being includes mindfulness and yoga for elementary school girls.
8. Survivors Circle (Advocacy Center)
A new support group for survivors of domestic violence will provide peer support and information on coping strategies and accessing of community resources for women not currently being served.
9.TechSavvy 2017 (American Association of University Women, AAUW Ithaca Branch)
Girls and female parents/caregivers from Tompkins County will have increased access to the day-long hands on STEM (science technology engineering mathematics) activities as well as ones focused on college and career preparation.

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