Last week, I had the privilege to attend a ground breaking ceremony for the newest Habitat for Humanity House. This house will be built by, and sponsored by, ESL. bout 400 ESL employees will volunteer 3,200 hours on the home's construction, which is expected to take 11 weeks. The house is located in Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood.
Recently, I had the privilege to join 3rd and 4th graders at ABC Head Start in Rochester to celebrate Clifford the Dog's 50th Birthday! In addition to a birthday cake, and a bulletin-board size card for the children to sign, there was also a book fair to celebrate the big occasion!
In this week's Community Connection: highlights of anti-crime legislation passed by the New York State Senate earlier this week, funding for the City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity Program, and upcoming events around the area in the week ahead. Click the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection.
(Thursday, April 25, 2013) - Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced today that the City's Summer of Opportunity (SOOP) work and career exploration program for city youth will expand its scope due to the efforts of State Senator Joe Robach.
"Senator Robach has secured almost half of the funding for this program, which means more than 400 city high school students will have an opportunity to spend their summers in meaningful jobs or exploring modern career alternatives," said Mayor Richards. "The Senator's commitment to Rochester's future is well known, and he has demonstrated it yet again with this grant. The people of Rochester are truly fortunate to have such an effective advocate in Albany."
On Wednesday, April 24th, the New York State Senate held its annual West Point Day to celebrate the Class of 2013 at West Point Academy. Senator Robach joined Senator Bill Larkin Jr. to discuss the importance of this annual celebration.
On Friday, April 19th, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Leon's Quality Cuts Barbershop, located at 411 Chili Avenue in Rochester. Best wishes to the entire staff for your continued success!
On Sunday, April 21st, I had the privilege to welcome back veterans from our area who were a part of Honor Flight Rochester Mission 27. It is always an honor to personally thank all those who have served, and continue to serve, our Country. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.
On Friday, I had the privilege to view work done by SNAP students at the Greece Central School District Re-Engagement Center. The students displayed photographs, poems, and artwork to promote the message of anti-bullying.
In this week's Community Connection: Senator Robach urges you to think pink in honor of Mother's Day; upcoming events around the area; and the Naiades Oncology Rowing Group Launches a new boat. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.
Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend a press conference to discuss details of National Crime Victims Rights Week, which will take place next week across the country. The highlight locally of this week will be a walk from the Crime Victims Resource Center, 244 S. Plymouth Ave., to the Crime Victims Memorial at Highland Park. For more details, visit http://www.4victims.org/.
Last weekend, I had the privlege to speak at the Rochester City School District Latino Parent Conference. More than 200 parents took part in this first-ever event. I thank the committee for putting on such a great and important event for our parents and families. Thank you also for the special recognition and plaque during the conference.
On April 16th, New York State Senator Joe Robach made an appearance on News and Views. He was joined by guests: Rose Feor, Outreach & Partnerships (Rochester Junior League) and Denise Murphy McGraw, NYSPAC.
On Saturday, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony hosted by Naiades Oncology Rowing to launch their newest boat. The group is a rowing organization started to help women who have staged the courageous and tough fight against cancer, or who are currently undergoing treatment and are fighting the terrible disease. Their newest boat is named 'Spirit'. For more information on this great group, visit their website at http://www.naiadesoncologyrowing.com/.
On Friday morning, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony of the new Urgent Care Center that is now offered at Anthony L. Jordan Health Center in Rochester. To learn more about the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center and all it offers to our community, visit http://www.jordanhealth.org/jordanwpcms/.
The 84,000-square-foot “living lab” represents RIT’s commitment to the environment through research and academic programs. GIS plans to host an open house for the RIT community later this spring. The building will also be showcased during Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 4.
In this week's Community Connection, details regarding college scholarships that are now available; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and Inspire! Learning and Childcare cuts the ribbon at Greenleaf Meadows. Click the PDF link below to read this week's issue in full-screen view.
Last night, I had the privilege to present a proclamation to Melis Schildkraut of Brighton. She was awarded a scholarship by The Credit Union Association of New York's Rochester Credit Unions. The Rochester Chapter Scholarship Awards Program, solely funded by the annual Rochester Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament, awards scholarships annually to High School seniors who are members of participating Rochester area Credit Unions. Scholarship applications are distributed to participating Credit Unions in November each year with entries being due in late January. Applicants are judged on their academic and essay writing skills, as well as their extra-curricular activities by a panel of volunteer judges.
On Wednesdsay evening, I had the privilege to speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Inspire! Learning and Chidcare Center. Inspire is located at 500 Greenlead Road in Greece, at the Greenleaf Meadow Apartments. For more infomration about Inspire, visit their website at http://inspirechildcare.com/.