Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County (CCE-Chemung) is
a private, non-profit organization, affiliated with the state university
of New York at Cornell
University. CCE-Chemung is part of a network of extension associations,
programs and services located across the state and nation. A primary
focus of all cooperative extension work is the application of research-based
information to community-based issues. Local, state and federal
dollars cooperatively fund CCE-Chemung. Additional funding for our
work comes through grants, contracts, fees, foundations and private
"Working on community challenges, finding community solutions."
CCE-Chemung has two primary service divisions: strategic projects
and sponsored programs. A volunteer board of directors provides
overall governance for the total organization.
Most of our work in this area concentrates on community improvement,
community economic investment, or citizen engagement/community participation
projects. Some of our current strategic projects include:
- East Side Market: connects local farmers and produce vendors
with low-income, urban residents, encouraging farmer’s the
market model as a community; an economic development initiative
for established and new food-based entrepreneurs
CCE-Chemung also supports significant, established programs that
provide direct constituency support to identified populations in
(retired senior volunteer program): a volunteer program using
retired persons 55 and older, interested in donating time and
skills to various community efforts that directly impact the health,
safety and well-being of county residents
Youth Development: a state and nationally affiliated program that
engages hundreds of volunteer adults in youth development and
educational activities using educational resources developed by
universities across the nation.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County supported by the
United Way of the Southern Tier.