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Fellowship awarded to build community-centered change for public school systems (access required)

The Rochester Education Fellowship, led by a coalition of local child and family advocates, has named Shanai Lee as the recipient of its two-year fellowship to co-create and build a new community-centered vision for bold, transformational change for Rochester’s public ...

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Former UR staffer returns for role at URVentures (access required)

The University of Rochester has named Harl Tolbert as associate vice president of URVentures, the school’s division that works with faculty and staff to protect, develop and commercialize the university’s intellectual property. He joins the organization on Oct. 8. Tolbert, ...

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Various local efforts aim to improve jobs pipeline (access required)

Adrian Hale

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce this year conducted a survey of its members to see how they were affected by COVID-19 and how the organization could help them bounce back from the pandemic. Not surprisingly, many respondents pointed to ...

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UR diversity expert Beckford to join GRYT Health (access required)

Equity work is a daily commitment. That is a mantra that Kevin Beckford has taken with him as he has moved through his career. And now he will take it to GRYT Health, a Rochester-based digital oncology company. Beckford will ...

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Federal grant will increase diversity in AI development at RIT (access required)

A federal grant of $1.9 million is being awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology to increase diversity among research staff and ensure the incorporation of inclusion competency in artificial intelligence development, Congressman Joe Morelle announced. “Inclusion and diversity are critical ...

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How education will thrive and survive after COVID-19 (access required)

This past year presented some of the greatest educational challenges endured by students, teachers, and parents across the globe. Many families struggled to navigate remote learning technology. Then there were the psychological, emotional, and physical challenges associated with schooling from home.   However, ...

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Collaborative helps keep children on track (access required)

Children’s Institute, Causewave Community Partners and a collaborative of child-serving organizations this week announced a new community campaign to ensure families are aware of the benefits and availability of free developmental checks for young children. Organizers noted that just 20 ...

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EnCompass receives $1.7 million grant for afterschool programs (access required)

EnCompass: Resources for Learning and its partner Rochester City School District have been awarded a $1.7 million grant to fund the Extended School Day programs at three Rochester elementary schools in the next five years. The grant is from the ...

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Bobo’s Chicken Shack, Panther Graphics receive Empire Award (access required)

Two Black-owned businesses were presented with the New York State Senate’s Empire Award by state Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) on Thursday. Devon “Bobo” Crittenden, owner of Bobo’s Chicken Shack, and Tony Jackson, president of Panther Graphics Inc., were recognized for ...

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Silverstein simultaneously upholds tradition, leads progress at WXXI (access required)

When he arrived in Rochester in December of 1995, hired by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council to run its radio and television operations, Norm Silverstein assumed there would be a very finite timeline to his stay. A New Jersey native who ...

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Salvation Army, Walmart collaborate on annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign (access required)

The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester will work with local Walmart stores to collect school supplies for disadvantaged families this weekend for its annual “Stuff the Bus” event. Stuff the Bus will take place Aug. 6 through Aug. 8 at ...

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