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Rochester area to receive nearly $4 million to battle homelessness (access required)

The Rochester area will receive nearly $4 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding to help its homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Solutions Grants are part of a $4 billion funding allocation nationwide targeted ...

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RIT shares food with health care workers and campus community

With a full larder and few people on campus to serve, Rochester Institute of Technology started using up its food supplies this week by delivering regular meals to health care workers at Rochester Regional Health.  The university plans to deliver ...

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Online auction will benefit Spiritus Christi’s prison outreach program (access required)

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach is taking its 40th anniversary celebration online on Saturday evening, highlighted by an online fundraising auction. Home Leasing has committed to match up to $40,000 in auction proceeds. Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach is a ministry of ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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VOA will add seven more apartments at Cooper Union (access required)

Where there once was pizza, there now will be apartments. Volunteers of America Upstate New York will transform the vacant first-floor space of Cooper Union at 119 State St. into seven supportive housing units for homeless individuals. The upper floors ...

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Colgate Rochester helps create spiritual care training program (access required)

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School has partnered with several local behavioral organizations to create Crossroads of Caring, a first-of-its-kind spiritual care training program aimed at marginalized populations in Rochester. Crossroads of Caring is funded through a grant from the United ...

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RMAPI releases 2020 policy priorities (access required)

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative on Thursday announced its policy priorities for 2020, with actions aimed specifically at the root causes of poverty. “Implementing policies that address inequality and promote self-sufficiency is a key part of creating the systemic changes that ...

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‘Be counted’ is focus of census awareness campaign

  With the allocation of $675 billion in federal funding based on results of the 2020 U.S. Census, local officials intend to educate the community on the importance of completing the form. Sort of a “We’re counting on you to ...

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Organizations collaborate to fill homelessness funding gap (access required)

Three area organizations will collaborate this winter to solve a $370,700 shelter funding crisis caused by the redirection of federal and state funding. ESL Federal Credit Union, the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. and Rochester Area Community Foundation said ...

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Several State of the State proposals could affect Rochester workers, businesses (access required)

In his 10th State of the State address Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a push for a number of economic and business-related initiatives, as well as several women’s issues and agenda items addressing worker protections. Likening the state’s ...

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FLCC offers debt forgiveness to entice students’ return (access required)

In an effort to help students who have dropped out for financial reasons, Finger Lakes Community College is introducing a debt forgiveness plan to help them complete their degrees. The “Return to Finish” program would push off any unpaid college ...

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New leader of divinity school developing visionary ideas for change (access required)

Angela Sims arrived at an interesting time for Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She started work just a few weeks before the school moved out of its Hogwarts-like campus following a decision to sell the property to a developer. On Aug. ...

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