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HUD awards $10 million to area organizations to fight homelessness (access required)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $10 million to dozens of Finger Lakes organizations to help fight homelessness. The $9.96 million was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as ...

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Nazareth’s MLK talk focuses on ‘The Other America’ (access required)

A philosophy professor from Syracuse University will deliver a talk on “The Other America” at Nazareth College for its annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Day. The talk by Laurence Thomas is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. ...

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Trillium Health receives $20 million grant to help stem chronic homelessness (access required)

Trillium Health Inc. has received the largest grant in its history, enabling the organization to construct a $19.3 million mixed-use development. The state’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) grant totals $20 million over 40 years, with $500,000 distributed annually ...

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Federal grant will restart 4-H program in Rochester for urban youth and parents (access required)

A federal agriculture grant of $640,000 will help re-establish an urban youth 4-H program run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. The grant from the Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Project of the U.S. Department ...

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Wegmans and Foodlink: A partnership to fight hunger

  In the beginning, there was Tom Ferraro and there was Wegmans. In the 40-year history of Foodlink, it’s hard to distinguish whether there was a time that it existed without its largest benefactor, Wegmans, the nationally renowned grocery store ...

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‘Intentional teamwork’ a major part of Champion Academy initiative (access required)

In providing guidance and support while instilling accountability and resolve, Roland Williams’ Champion Academy relies on five tenets. One is Intentional Teamwork, which was the two-part theme of Monday’s monthly event at The Lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park ...

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PepsiCo and Feed the Children partner to feed 800 local families (access required)

A partnership between PepsiCo and Feed the Children will help supplement meals for 800 Rochester families in need. Now in its fourth year, the PepsiCo and Feed the Children partnership is part of a larger initiative between the two organizations ...

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