Applications Accepted for Summers of Service Jobs

United Way of Tompkins County announces the tenth year of its Stephen E. Garner Summers of Service Scholarships. This youth employment and learning opportunity, funded primarily by Cornell University’s Student United Way Campaign, will provide twelve paid summer jobs for local high school students (first priority to those entering their senior year) at United Way of Tompkins County’s member organizations. This initiative is named in memory of Stephen E. Garner, President & CEO of Tompkins Trust Company, who also served as United Way of Tompkins County Community Campaign Chair and Chair of the Board of Directors.  
The $1,600.00 positions give high school students the opportunity enhance their leadership abilities and gain important job skills while learning firsthand about health and human services in Tompkins County. For the past nine summers, students have gained a wealth of knowledge about key local agencies, and programs and services offered to individuals and families from our communities. In addition the students have gained an overview of UWTC and its work in Tompkins County and beyond. 
The twelve position descriptions and online application can be found at Applications are due on Monday May 22, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Interviews will be scheduled for late May/early June with jobs beginning in late June/early July.  Any questions can be directed to United Way of Tompkins County by emailing Carmela LoRusso at