Community is the key word for Southside’s new director



The Ithaca Voice

ITHACA – Earlier this month, Southside Community Center officially ushered in a new chapter, bringing on board a new executive director, Leon Lawrence, and deputy director — which is a new position — Thia Harriet.

Southside Community Center
Southside Community Center

The organization had seen substantial leadership churn and financial difficulties in recent years, which culminated in an effort to make Southside an official part of the city. That direction was ultimately rejected, but in the process seems to have brought a new energy and sense of pride to Southside.


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