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Legislation introduced to reduce childhood poverty (access required)

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Legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Rochester, and Rep. Jessica Ramos, D-Queens, to reduce child poverty statewide by 50 percent over the next decade. The “Childhood Poverty Reduction Act,” if passed, would be the most significant commitment of ...

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Report: Rochester’s child poverty rate, disparities still high

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African American children are nearly four times more likely to experience child poverty than white chidlren, while Latino children are more than three times more likely, an updated report from ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation shows. “Hard ...

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Programs to reduce poverty get $1M in state funding (access required)

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Three Rochester-area poverty-reduction programs will receive nearly $1 million in state funding through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). “Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, we are empowering communities to connect people with opportunities that help move them ...

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