Feb 13, 2023

Upcoming Nazareth College program to address bridging the Black/Jewish divide

Jacques Berlinblau, authors of the book “Blacks and Jews in America: An Invitation to Dialogue,” will be the featured speakers at the Nazareth College program.

Feb 9, 2023

The Arc of Ontario awarded grant to increase integrated employment opportunities 

The Arc Ontario received a $25,000 matching grant from the New York State Industries for the Disabled to advance employability and inclusion through an upgrade of the organization’s bottling operation.   The Arc Ontario will use the matching grant to upgrade and streamline an established bottling operation which has included NYSID hygiene products for more than […]

Feb 8, 2023

Grant supports nonprofit’s programming for veterans

EquiCenter welcomed its first veteran rider in 2008 and has since developed a range of specialized equestrian and horticultural experiences for veterans, inviting them to participate in adaptive riding and innovative therapeutic horticulture programs.  

Feb 7, 2023

Mental health in the Black community addressed at free educational sessions

Mental health experts, faith leaders, parents, community leaders and stakeholders are among the participants in free educational sessions presented this month as part of the We Are Each Other’s Medicine series.   Topic addressed at the sessions – most of which are held virtually – include stigma, cultural perspective, provider bias, violence, suicide, the criminalization […]

Donated bowls at the Feb. 11 event at Radio Social will be sold for $25 to benefit the nonprofit Sample Soap (photo provided).
Feb 3, 2023

Cat Clay, ‘Good People’ nonprofit hosting fundraisers

Cat Clay, located in the Hungerford Building off East Main St. in Rochester, is sponsoring the second Empty Bowl Benefit, with sales of pottery bowls going to Sample Soap, a nonprofit providing toiletries to needy residents.

Feb 3, 2023

Allen, Sinisgalli-Kettavong, New York Kitchen Receive 2023 ATHENA International Awards 

Carmen Allen, president and executive director of Beyond the Sanctuary, received the 37th annual ATHENA International award from the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate at an awards ceremony Thursday at the Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center downtown.  

Feb 2, 2023

Area agencies collaborate to expand access to care at new downtown clinic

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and UR Medicine Flaum Eye Institute are collaborating to improve access to vision care in Rochester. 

Feb 2, 2023

United Way kicks off annual campaign, announces nearly $18 million raised during 2022 campaign

The United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes announced the launch of its 105th Annual Campaign, entitled Better United, on Thursday. The organization also announced that Jim Reed, president and CEO of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, would take on the role of 2023 Campaign Chair.  Frank Hamlin III, the 2022 Campaign Chair and CEO of Canandaigua National Bank, […]

Jan 31, 2023

Villa of Hope names new leader  

The Villa of Hope partnered with executive search firm JK Executive Strategies, who identified and placed Dávila for the role. 

Jan 27, 2023

BOA grant will help expand nonprofit’s local programming  

The Center for Employment Opportunities was recently named the 2022 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion in recognition of its work in the Rochester community to remove employment barriers and advance economic opportunity for justice-impacted Rochester residents.  As part of the Neighborhood Champions program, the local organization will receive $50,000 in flexible funding[...]

Jan 26, 2023

The Center for Youth Services makes February a 28-day ‘Fit with Friends’ challenge

One area organization is challenging the business community to be strong, fit and healthy while making a difference in the lives of local youth.

Jan 23, 2023

The Junior League of Rochester named this year’s Matchstick Prize winner  

The Junior League of Rochester is the winner of this year’s Matchstick Prize, which recognizes one small but mighty nonprofit for its positive impact on the Greater Rochester Area with a $5,000 cash prize and a media grant valued at $20,000.  The Junior League of Rochester is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the […]