Local NStat: Tompkins Houses Voting

Welcome to Tompkins Chooses!

Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Tompkins! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood. 

Please review the 5 projects below, then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!

Voting Window: 8/13 – 9/13 (CLOSED)

Project 1: Physical Space | Improvements to Play and Green Spaces

This project focuses on making rapid improvements to unsafe conditions. The team will focus on co-designing quick improvements to construction areas; conducting safety walkthroughs; leading campaigns to address chronic repair backlogs and influence policy; holding awareness campaigns for facility issues, and more.

Project 2: Economic Stability | Education and Job Training Programs

This project aims to connect community members with education and job training opportunities that foster long-term, stable careers. Resources include on-site college fairs, youth mentorship, career coaching, subsidized apprenticeship programs, and access to funding opportunities for education programs and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | Holistic Health Training

This project focuses on increasing access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food through the following strategies: food justice education and awareness campaigns to improve the quality of food in local markets; programs such as cooking demos, pop-up juice bars, and community dinners.

Project 4: Safety and Justice | Reduce Gun Violence

This project aims to increase community-based support to prevent and respond to gun violence by supporting mini-grants that center community-led strategies; providing training on peacemaking practices and restorative justice; organizing inter-generational healing events and providing access to therapeutic services.

Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects

This project will co-create programming by youth, for youth. There will be a range of opportunities, including arts and entrepreneurship programs; mentorship options to address trauma and provide healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training on financial management and healthy relationships; and expanded networks for youth to access a wider range of resources.

Ready to vote? Click here to fill out the ballot.