poverty

Connections: Rev. Angela Sims, the new president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

We sit down with the new president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rev. Angela Sims . Sims is the institution’s first female president, and...
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Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:46am
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Connections: Discussing grassroots efforts to address poverty and strengthen neighborhoods

When discussing efforts to address poverty or strengthen neighborhoods in Rochester, we often hear about heavily funded programs. But, there are a...
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Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:35am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of an overhaul of the SNAP program

The Trump administration is planning to overhaul the food stamps program, known as SNAP. Republicans point to several high-profile fraud cases, despite...
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Thu, 08/29/2019 - 9:06am
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Connections: Debating "educationism"

This week, President Barack Obama tweeted a recommendation: he wants everyone to read venture capitalist Nick Hanauer’s piece on education in The...
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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:18am
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Connections: How Baden Street Settlement is working to eliminate the causes of poverty

For nearly 120 years, Baden Street Settlement in Rochester has been working to eliminate the causes of poverty and to help struggling families. Their...
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Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:20am
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Connections: RMAPI leaders discuss progress, misconceptions, reframed goals

WXXI News continues its series of reporting on the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI). As reported by Veronica Volk , RMAPI has been...
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Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:00am
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Anti-Poverty Initiative working group participants feel slighted

When the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative was announced, it promised to involve members of the community in the process toward reducing poverty....
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:05am
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RMAPI director walks back initial poverty reduction promise

In January 2015, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new initiative that vowed to reduce poverty by 50 percent in 15 years, but four...
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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:48am
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Connections: Jerome Underwood, president and CEO of Action for a Better Community

Jerome Underwood was named the new president and CEO of Action for a Better Community in January 2018. Prior to leading the organization, he served on...
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Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:24am
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City report identifies poverty causes for people with disabilities

People with disabilities in Rochester face poverty at a level higher than any of the other 75 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to a...
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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:02pm
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