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Head of anti-poverty organization to step down in June (access required)

Leonard Brock will leave his post as executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in June. Brock has been executive director since RMAPI’s creation in 2015. The organization works on ways to fight poverty in the community. Census data from ...

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Waiting list for housing assistance vouchers opens Monday (access required)

The first waiting-list signup in three years for the Rochester Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) begins Monday and closes on Dec. 22. More commonly known as Section 8 vouchers, the rental assistance program helps subsidize the cost of ...

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Fisher launches scholarship for Rochester city residents (access required)

Graduates of Rochester city schools will be eligible for a new scholarship St. John Fisher College has created for first-year students. The Fisher Urban Scholar Award will provide $40,000 over four years to students who complete charter schools and traditional ...

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Check Out Hunger time is here (access required)

The Check Out Hunger campaign, in which grocery shoppers add two or more dollars to their grocery bills to donate to Foodlink, starts on Sunday at Wegmans Food Markets in the Rochester area. Wegmans shoppers raised more than $3.3 million ...

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Poor Rochester kid, now a NYC real estate mogul, offers scholarships to others (access required)

Rochester-area high school students who are the first in their families to seek a college education will be eligible in 2022 to apply for a full-ride scholarship to the University of Virginia established by a wealthy New York real estate ...

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Conifer’s next affordable housing rehab project is underway (access required)

Tired of the mold, the poor plumbing and the general state of disrepair at Southeast Towers, Pam Owens decided to go to the top. Owens posted photos on Mayor Lovely Warren’s Facebook page of the distressing conditions within the apartment ...

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Landsman completes E.L. Tower; Conifer tackles Southeast Towers (access required)

As one affordable housing project reaches fruition in the city of Rochester, another is kicking off. New York State Homes and Community Renewal, along with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, celebrated the completion of a $15 million renovation of E.L. Tower ...

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ESL to fund two United Way programs with $5 million grant (access required)

For many of us, a flat tire may be an inconvenience; it may make us late to work or a doctor’s appointment, but likely it will have no long-term repercussions. For individuals living in poverty, that flat tire may mean ...

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Designers to pay tribute to Louise Slaughter, Rochester architecture during Fashion Week

Because it’s the 10th anniversary, the flashy Fashion Week Rochester (Oct. 14-19) had to shake things up a bit. The five-day extravaganza, which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the Center for Youth, became a six-day event, ...

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Businesses, non-profits collect supplies for Bahamas hurricane relief (access required)

Schools, banks, health systems, car dealerships and a beverage giant are all accepting donations for hurricane relief being coordinated by InterVol, the non-profit humanitarian agency based in Rochester. InterVol is working with the Rochester Regional Health, the Sands Family and ...

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RMAPI names nonprofit leader to co-chair steering committee (access required)

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative has chosen a nonprofit leader to co-chair its steering committee. Jerome Underwood, who serves as president and CEO of Action for a Better Community Inc., will share steering committee duties with Nazareth College of Rochester President ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Grant helps Nazareth screen pre-schoolers for development issues (access required)

Nazareth College has won a $50,000 grant from the Florence M. Muller Foundation to provide developmental screenings for young children in the coming school year. The screenings of 3-year-olds are being done at in partnership with the Children’s Institute GROW-Rochester ...

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Avangrid donation makes day camps possible for city children (access required)

 A $10,000 grant from Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with Avangrid subsidiary Rochester Gas & Electric Corp., will pay to make some summer learning camps free at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. According to the RMSC, the grant will cover ...

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Community Kitchen brings students nutrition and opportunities (access required)

  The kitchen backsplashes are covered with up-to-date subway tiles. There are seven workstations, complete with sink, oven and range combo, counter space and storage cupboards and drawers. And there are even control panels operated with a code so students ...

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