by Dan Schrack
Rochester, N.Y. —
Candace Cabral knows a lot of people.
“I’m connected with Healthy Moms, I’m connected with Flower City AmeriCorps, Salvation Army,” said Cabral.
Her story and work within the Rochester community earned her an appointment to the New York State Childhood Poverty Advisory Council.
It’s tasked with cutting childhood poverty in half cutting poverty in half over the next decade.
Across the state, approximately 1 in 5 children were living in poverty last year. In Rochester, that number spikes to nearly 1 in 2.
Pete Nabozny from The Children’s Agenda is also on the council.
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