Transformative Action

Transformative Action is an alternative paradigm for social action that moves us beyond complaint... 

Fiscal Sponsorship

CTA offers fiscal sponsorship to innovative, non-profit social entrepreneurs.  

Project Partners

Our Projects are social ventures that practice and exemplify Transformative Action. They employ... 


Our Educational Initiatives  further the practice and understanding of social entrepreneurship and... 


In keeping with Cornell's mission as a land grant institution, this TEDx event celebrates the many ways... 

The Center for Transformative Action helps to create communities that work for everyone. We do this by providing fiscal sponsorship to innovative, non-profit social entrepreneurs in New York State.


CTA's Social Entrepreneurship Institute was recently featured in an article in the... more ›
Tompkins Weekly features the second annual Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship... more ›
CUSLAR is offering 12-week language classes on the Cornell campus more ›
The Ithaca College Honors Program & Ithaca City of Asylum present " A Voice for Freedom," a reading by... more ›
Parenting Course in Compassionate Communication Our children are so important to us, yet sometimes we... more ›

"CTA has played a key and invaluable role in the growth of the Tompkins County Workers' Center. CTA has done this both as a spiritual mentor to the Workers' Center and also as a Fiscal Sponsor."

Pete Meyers, Director, Tompkins County Workers' Center