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Oct 2, 2023

YMCA of Greater Rochester holds grand opening of Sands Family YMCA in Canandaigua 

The 75,000-square foot facility features three studios for group exercise, two gymnasiums – including one with turf – two pools with an indoor splash playground, an innovation station for art and STEM programming, teaching kitchen and dedicated play spaces for children and families. 

Sep 29, 2023

Levine Center teams up with area musicians for Concert to End Hate  

The concert will feature music from RPO trumpeter Herb Smith, Strings for Success and the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra. 

Sep 25, 2023

Cooney announces $1 million for Teen Center in Rochester  

Teen Empowerment will receive $1 million in state funding for its new teen center - named the Barack and Michelle Obama Youth Center – that will be constructed in southwest Rochester.  

Sep 22, 2023

ArtsBloom awards $100,000 to Rochester artists and arts organizations  

The city of Rochester recently awarded $100,000 to local artists and arts organizations through ArtsBloom, an initiative to fund arts education, performing arts and temporary art programming across Rochester.    “ArtsBloom gives a platform for the city to support Rochester’s creative community and offer diverse arts programming to residents, a win-win for a city that […]

Sep 21, 2023

New executive director named at Baden Street Settlement

The Board of Directors of Baden Street Settlement has named Catherine “Cathy” Thomas as its executive director, effective Oct. 9.  

Sep 20, 2023

The Arc of Monroe receives funding from Fairport event to enhance day service program  

The Arc Foundation of Monroe is the beneficiary of this year’s Steel Rail Revival Festival, receiving nearly $20,000 from the Fairport event.  

Common Ground Health
Sep 15, 2023

Women of color invited to gather to promote healthy living

A Call to Women of Color focuses on empowering women and girls of color to engage in conversation and promote healthy living among women.  

Sep 14, 2023

NAMI Rochester names new executive director

The Rochester affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has named its new executive director.

A celebration was held this week commemorating the completion of the YMCA at Innovation Square. (submitted pic)
Sep 13, 2023

YMCA of Greater Rochester fully opens wellness center at Innovation Square

The YMCA of Greater Rochester has announced the completion of The YMCA at Innovation Square, a wellness center in Center City.

Ashley Cross
Sep 11, 2023

The Hub585 announces its 2023 Legacy of Hope Fundraiser 

The Hub585 will host its 2023 Legacy of Hope fundraiser at the Penthouse at One East Ave.

Sep 5, 2023

Two Rochester-based child literacy initiatives awarded state funds  

Let’s Get L.I.T. and the Rochester Imagination Library are receiving a total of $35,000 in state funding to enhance their child literacy initiatives in the city.

Jerome Underwood, president and CEO of Action for a Better Community.
Aug 25, 2023

Action for a Better Community leader wins national award for racial equity and justice work 

Jerome Underwood of Action for a Better Community received the National Drum Major for Justice Award from the National Community Action Partnership.