Local event raises nearly $250,000 to fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Rochester and Finger Lakes area residents who participated in this year’s Rochester Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised nearly $250,000 to help fund the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. The organization’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is its largest annual fundraiser. “Thousands of people from across our nine-county region come out to […]
YMCA names next president and CEO
The YMCA of Greater Rochester’s Board of Directors has named Ernest Lamour as its next president and CEO.
Excellus BCBS awards grants to address maternal health disparities
Eight nonprofit organizations in the health plan’s 39-county service area will share $1 million in grant funding over the next three years.
PETA asks Wegmans to reconsider ties to turkey supplier Plainville
A recent PETA expose revealed workers kicking, choking and beating turkeys at a Plainville farm in Pennsylvania, where police charged 11 former workers with 139 counts of animal cruelty.
Federal dollars help Foodlink expand food access in Monroe County
Foodlink will expand food access for Monroe County families with $1.4 million in proposed federal funds. Foodlink’s proposal is one of almost 40 projects selected as part of Bring Monroe Back, Monroe County’s plan that will utilize federal funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act. Monroe County is the recipient of some […]
Organization spotlights overuse of school suspensions
There is an over-reliance on, and disproportionate use of, suspensions, even with young children, a report released this week by The Children’s Agenda shows.
Ending Hate summit slated for Oct. 21
The Levine Center to End Hate at the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester will host Brave Spaces 2022: Rochester’s Third Annual Summit to End Hate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Delphi Rise names new CEO
Cathy is a Licensed Master Social Worker and began her career with Child Protective Services.
Bivona announces new CEO
Lyman-Torres succeeds Deb Rosen who left the agency earlier this year. Rosen is now CEO of Jewish Family Services of Rochester.
Nonprofits can now apply for Matchstick Prize
Five finalists will be selected, and one organization will receive a cash prize of $5,000 (funded by The Credit Union Collective), along with a media grant valued at $20,000 courtesy of News 8 WROC TV.
Ibero announces move for headquarters to St. Michael’s Church campus
Ibero is a dual language multi-service agency that uplifts, empowers and advocates for Latinos and the underserved to achieve equity and become fully valued community members.
City will allot $14.5M in ARPA funding for workforce development
Nine organizations will use $14.5 million in federal funding allotted to Rochester to engage more than 3,000 residents in workforce development and entrepreneurship training.