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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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Delphi Rise receives funding to combat homelessness (access required)

Delphi Rise has been named one of 16 nonprofit agencies statewide to receive part of an $8.5 million award to expand supportive housing for homeless individuals with mental illness. Delphi, formerly known as Delphi Drug & Alcohol Council Inc., is ...

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Anti-poverty center of discussion here on funding re-authorization (access required)

A national anti-poverty expert spent time in Rochester this week, learning about the region’s efforts to move people from poverty to self-sufficiency. David Bradley, CEO of the National Community Action Foundation and author of the Community Services Block Grant, or ...

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Urban League chief to speak at St. John Fisher graduation (access required)

The outgoing president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, William G. Clark, will be the commencement speaker at St. John Fisher College during graduation ceremonies May 11. Clark is a 1978 graduate of Fisher, having earned a bachelor’s ...

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Wegman Foundation gives $3 million to help low-income MCC students (access required)

Monroe Community College has received a $3 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation to help low-income students in need of food and other necessities overcome obstacles that make it hard to attend college or complete a degree. Wegmans’ ...

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Stand down event to provide services for homeless vets (access required)

Homeless and at-risk veterans will have an opportunity to connect with essential services in Rochester at Tuesday’s annual Veterans Stand Down. The County of Monroe and Veterans Outreach Center will work with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and other ...

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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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