November 1st, 2021

Let’s Talk Video & PowerPoint Archived Resources

Here are resources from our 2020 and our 2021 Let’s Talk Series.

Let’s Talk Zooms are quick 30 minute conversations to help you learn more about what is happening in various parts of the mission driven sector. These monthly gatherings connect you to leaders in various sectors and enable you to ask questions.


Let’s Talk continues into 2021. 

January 12 Let’s Talk: Substance Use Disorder Services, VIDEO with Angela Sullivan, Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Council

February 9 Let’s Talk: People with Disabilities, VIDEO with Jan Lynch, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)

March 9 Let’s Talk: Mental Health, VIDEO with Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Mental Health Commissioner

April 6 Let’s Talk: COVID-19 Response, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Janet Cotraccia, Chief Impact Officer, Community Foundation

May 4 Let’s Talk: Summer Camp, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Kate Shanks-Booth, Director of Tompkins County Youth Services

June 1 Let’s Talk: Arts & Culture, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Megan Barber, Executive Director of  Community Arts Partnership (CAP)

July 20 Let’s Talk: Farming, Justice and Land Access, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Christa Nunez, Director of Khuba International

August 24 Let’s Talk: Child Care, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Sue Dale-Hall, CEO, Child Development Council

September 28 Let’s Talk: Housing and 2-1-1 Services, VIDEO, PowerPoint with Simone Gatson and Brett Irish, Housing Specialists, Human Services Coalition

October 26 Let’s Talk: Environment,  VIDEOPowerPoint  with Andy Zepp, Finger Lakes Land Trust

November 9 Let’s Talk: Campus, Community, & COVID, VIDEO with Gary Stewart, Cornell University

December 7  Let’s Talk: Immigration,   VIDEO  Powerpoint A and Powerpoint B       Immigration Volunteer Opportunities    with Khandikile Sokoni, Counsel, Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC and Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor, Cornell University and Counsel, Miller Mayer, LLP

August – December 2020 Monthly Let’s Talk virtual conversations with nonprofit sector leaders

August 5 Let’s Talk: K-12 Schools, VIDEO with Dr. Jeffrey A. Matteson, District Superintendent and CEO of the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

September 2 Let’s Talk: Housing, VIDEO with Liddy Bargar, Coordinator of Housing Initiatives, Human Services Coalition

October 7 Let’s Talk: Food System, VIDEO with Holly Payne, Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force Coordinator

November 18 Let’s Talk: Workers, VIDEO with Pete Meyers, Coordinator of Tompkins Workers Center

December 15 Let’s Talk: Community and Neighborhoods, VIDEO with Travis Brooks, Deputy Director of Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) and Director of My Brother’s Keeper Ithaca


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