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The Children's Agenda

The Children's Agenda improves the health, education and success of our community's children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, through advocacy for evidence-based solutions and policy change at the local, state and federal levels.

Rochester leaders endorse the 2015 Children's Policy Agenda

65+ key and influential Rochester leaders have endorsed the 2015 Children's Policy Agenda. The Council was convened by Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, and has met for over a year to develop this 2015 Children's Policy Agenda. We greatly appreciate Majority Leader Morelle's leadership and commitment to this work.

Supporters include:
• Maggie Brooks, County Executive, Monroe County
• Lovely Warren, Mayor, City of Rochester
• Peter Carpino, President, United Way of Greater Rochester
• Anne Kress, President, Monroe Community College
• Robert Duffy, President & CEO, Rochester Business Alliance
• Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent, Rochester City School District
• Elaine Spaull, Executive Director, Center for Youth
• Rabbi Debbi Till, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
• Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

A group will be in Albany on Monday, March 9th, to meet with leaders to continue to move this agenda forward.

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