Larry has led The Children’s Agenda since 2011. Larry represents The Children’s Agenda nationally as a Board member of the Partnership for America’s Children. He is an appointed member of the Governor’s Child Care Availability Task Force and the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Locally, he represents children’s issues on committees of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and ROC the Future.
The Policy & Advocacy Team leads our local, county and state work to create public policies that are good for children. Their work is driven by the voices and leadership of youth and families. They mine data, conduct research and analyze policies based on needs identified by the community. They support grassroots advocacy and advocate directly with elected officials and other leaders. The team puts children at the center of policymaking.
The Operations Team ensures we have the resources, infrastructure and processes necessary to advocate on behalf of children. They represent community needs to foundations and potential donors. They lift up the stories of children and families in the press and on social media. They support our parent leaders, coalitions and staff in making children a priority in public policies.
Contact Brigit about Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education, Interfaith Collaborative, Monroe County budget, or Rochester City budget
Contact Brittany if your community group or organization wants to get involved with advocating for policies that support children.
Contact Carmen to get involved with other parents/families and community members who are doing grassroots organizing to advocate for better education and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities
Contact Eamonn about K-12 education, RCSD budget, and restorative practices
Contact Jeff about children’s health including childhood obesity, maternal and child health, and Medicaid
Contact Pete about child care, pre-K education, and poverty
Contact Shannon about home visiting and for general data questions
To get involved with advocating for policies and systems change in Rochester, Monroe County and New York state that support children, reach out to Carmen Torres
Contact Joe if you want to make a financial contribution to support the work of The Children’s Agenda or have questions about our funding or operations
Contact Kim to be added to our mailing list and for scheduling
Contact Michelle for employment opportunities and invoice/billing questions
Contact Sarah if your foundation or business would like to support our work financially.
Contact Stephanie for all press/media inquiries
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.