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The Foundation for a Healthy Community is Healthy Children

By Dianne Cooney Miner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher College; Bob Thompson, MS, Vice President of Community Health Engagement, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Fran Weisberg, Community Fellow, Center for Community Engagement, St. John Fisher College; … Continue reading

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This Tuesday, Vote for Kids

By Larry Marx, Executive Director, The Children’s Agenda A new national public opinion poll released last week by the Children’s Leadership Council finds strong support for increasing funding for effective programs that improve the lives of children and youth across the … Continue reading

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Improving Our City By Making Kids a Business Priority

By Sandy Parker, President & CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, and Jim Brush, CEO of Sentry Safe The Children’s Agenda is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 blog posts from community leaders committed to making the next 10+ years … Continue reading

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Practicing Our Faith by Pursuing Systemic Change for Children

By Sr. Beth LeValley, SSJ (Greater Rochester Community of Churches/Faith in Action Network), Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle (President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School), and Dr. Muhammad Shafiq (Executive Director, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College). The … Continue reading

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Local Leaders: What Will the Next Decade Bring for Children?

What impact do kids have on the business environment? How can people of faith make a difference outside of their churches, mosques, and temples? With all of the policies and programs active in our community to help children thrive, why … Continue reading

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Mayor Warren, Proposed City Budget Recommendations Support Children & Youth

Recently highlighted in a Democrat & Chronicle op-ed piece, Mayor’s Warren’s first proposed budget prioritizes children and takes some promising steps to improve programs and services that serve Rochester’s youth. You can read our review of the proposed budget to … Continue reading

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Combating Racism Requires a Community Response

by Rod Cox-Cooper, Member of the Black Male Achievement Coalition & Jackie Campbell, Member of the Black Male Achievement Coalition As the Rochester community continues its quest to combat racism, one must consider the question, “What does a world without … Continue reading

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