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What's Happening

City Budget Increases Investments In Children and Youth

The Children’s Agenda’s analysis of the City of Rochester budget commend the City for investing in additional full-time recreation center staff and literacy aids at libraries and recreation centers, for investing in the ROC the Future initiative to screen 3-year-old children for developmental delays, and for initial efforts to incorporate a Child Impact Statement into the budget report. The Children’s Agenda recommends investment in professional development for recreation center staff, releasing evaluation of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services and Pathways to Peace, and including impact on police-youth relations in the evaluation of the Police Department re-organization.

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In the News

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Big Ideas for Little Kids: City of Rochester 2015-16 Budget Solid; and Much More Needed for Kids in Our City and Community By Kelly A. McCarthy, Chair of the Board, and Rev. Marvin McMickle, Ph.D., and Ed Doherty, Board Members, The Children’s Agenda Each year... read more

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