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Southside Community Center's Annual Meeting a Great Success

posted Apr 29, 2011, 1:06 PM by MLK Community Build   [ updated May 2, 2011, 4:14 PM ]

by Nicole Eversley Bradwell (president of the SSCC board of directors) and Olan Mack (executive director of SSCC)

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Southside Community Center (SSCC) are pleased to announce the election of new members to the Center’s Board of Directors.  The Southside Community Center Board held their annual public board meeting on April 26, 2011, which was followed by the election of new board members.

The annual board meeting is about partnership with the Ithaca community.  The SSCC Board of Directors holds an open annual meeting to introduce the board, Center staff, and the vision we share for the programs and services of the Center.  The theme for this evening was “Showcasing Southside” and several community youth showcased what they have been learning and involved with at the Community Center.  Activities showcased included beat and sound production, karate, dancing, and singing.  The display of talent, dedication, and vibrancy of our youth was truly inspiring and highlights the fact that involvement in community centers such as Southside is an essential part of growing up in Ithaca.

The newly elected board members have accepted two year terms and are as follows: Jemila Sequeira, Ben Ortiz, Josh Dolan, Shyama Kuver, Cassie Pierre Joseph, Ira Revels, and Michelle Rios-Dominguez.  Top priorities for the board continue to be raising funds for valuable community programming serving a diverse and multigenerational audience, increasing membership of the board of directors, sustaining the heritage programs in celebration of Juneteenth and Kwanzaa, and the revitalization of after-school and summer programs for youth and teens.

More info:

  • SSCC Mission:  Since its incorporation in 1934, the Southside Community Center, Inc., continues to affirm, empower, and foster the development of self pride among the African-American citizens of greater Ithaca.  Through forums and activities in education, recreation, political and social awareness, the Southside Community Center is a community resource center.  We serve as a vehicle to develop an appreciation for the contributions and presence of those peoples of African descent in the greater Ithaca community and in the larger world community.