Senator Cooney Announces NYS Grant Secured for Baden Street Settlement

(ROCHESTER, NY)- Today, Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) announced a $50,000 New York State grant he secured for the Baden Street Settlement.

 Since 1922, as one of the largest community outreach organizations in Rochester and one of the oldest in the United States, Baden Street Settlement has been upholding their vision of improving social, educational, and cultural conditions while fostering community growth and development. The organization addresses the whole person and neighborhoods by working across sectors to focus on areas of teen potential, emergency family assistance, counseling and supportive services, and early preschool, and their community partnerships are extensive and diverse. 

 The funding will be for capital improvements to create a community hub of services for youth and adults, including a gaming center, basketball court, and educational spaces. Baden Street Settlement is celebrating their 120 years of serving the Rochester community.

Senator Jeremy Cooney:

Baden Street Settlement has been changing lives in our community for 120 years. It is an honor to deliver funding for this neighborhood-based organization. Baden Street’s holistic approach and philosophy of creating a space that is an extension of a person’s “living room” can be a model for how we serve with compassion and understanding. I look forward to continued partnership with this NE Rochester nonprofit anchor and supporting our city’s residents.”

Michael Marsh, Executive Director, Baden Street Settlement:

“We at Baden Street Settlement welcome the visit of Senator Cooney.  During his relatively brief time in the State Senate, Senator Cooney, has shown strong support for Baden Street and the Northeast Rochester Community.  We applaud Senator Cooney's support and our hope is that it is the foundation of a strong continuing relationship between Senator Cooney, Baden Street Settlement and the Northeast Rochester Community.”