• RCSD-OPE Kicks of a Fatherhood Initiative Campaign

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    Please come out to RCSD’s Central Office for the Office of Parent Engagement Fatherhood Initiative Campaign! The RCSD-OPE is calling all Dads to come out and brainstorm how we are going to show the Rochester community that we care, are involved and engaged in the lives of our children.

    The meeting is on Tuesday, 7/10 @6PM. RSVP with the OPE by 7/6 at 324-9999 or email at parentcenter@rcsdk12.org.

  • Dayton St. Shooting Victim Fought Against Youth Violence

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    via WHAM Channel 13


    Rochester, N.Y. – The 22-year-old Rochester man who was gunned on Dayton Street Monday night worked as a youth organizer.

    Lawrence Richardson, as well as the two other victims whose names have not been released, worked at Teen Empowerment and were there just before the shooting.

    Doug Ackerly, executive director of Teen Empowerment says Richardson worked with them for six years, organizing community events and making speeches about anti-violence.

    Richardson died at Strong Hospital. Rochester Police say the other two men who were shot are being treated at Strong. A vigil was held Tuesday at the site of the shooting to honor Richardson’s memory.


  • FREE Job Readiness Training Offered by PathStone

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    PathStone seeks to assist adults with no or minimal work experience in job readiness training. Participants will learn skills such as; basic computer skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques and more. Participants MUST live in the city of Rochester. To sign up and for more information, call 585-241-4316.
  • City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity Program Seeks Participants!

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    The City of Rochester in collaboration with RochesterWorks! is currently accepting applications for the Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP). SOOP provides job training and work experience for youth, 14-20 years of age. Applications can be found at, http://www.cityofrochester.gov/soop. Deadline for submission is March 30th.  

  • Community Forum with Police Chief James Sheppard, Friday, March 23rd

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    Opportunity for members of the community to be heard during an informal gathering hosted by Visions Barbershop located 511 Thurston Rd. tomorrow, Friday March 23rd from 3-4pm

  • Million Hood March for Trayvon Martin, Sunday, March 25th at 3PM

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    There will be a Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin this Sunday (3/25) at 3PM. The march will begin downtown at the Liberty Pole end at City Hall. On Monday, March 26th there will also be a virtual protest where you change your profile pic to one of you wearing a hoodie or Trayvon’s pic. Please come out and show your support for this effort.

  • Two Men Shot Inside Rochester Tavern During Altercation

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    (via the Democrat and Chronicle)

    Two men were shot early Sunday during an altercation inside a tavern on Rochester’s west side.

    The shootings occurred about 1 a.m. inside the Renaissance Cafe & Sports Lounge at 719 S. Plymouth Ave., said Capt. Wayne Harris of the Rochester Police Department.

    Harris said the two wounded men were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment and both underwent surgery this morning. One man was shot in the torso and the other in the lower body.

    Rural/Metro Medical Services reported that it transported two men in their 30s from the scene with life-threatening injuries. Rochester police did not release names or ages of the shooting victims.

    “Officers responded up here for a fight inside the bar,” Harris said. “When they got here, they actually heard some rounds being fired. Apparently they came from inside the bar.”

    Police shut down streets surrounding the business to investigate the shootings. South Plymouth was reopened to traffic after about 90 minutes.

    “I’m not sure whether the (wounded men) were part of the altercation that took place in here, nor am I sure what started the altercation,” Harris said.

    Harris said that investigators were talking to witnesses, but added that police did not have anybody in custody, nor had a weapon been found.


    Two men shot inside a Rochester tavern over the weekend are recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital.

    Jamaar J. Washington, 31, and Warren Meekes, 34, both of Rochester, were shot during a fight at the Renaissance Cafe & Sports Lounge, 719 S. Plymouth Ave., about 1 a.m. Sunday, said Rochester Police Officer Stephen Scott.

    Washington was shot in the abdomen and Meekes was shot in the leg, he said. Both men were taken to Strong, where they underwent surgery Sunday. Washington’s injuries were initially considered life-threatening.

    Both men were listed in guarded condition Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Scott said officers are investigating to determine what led to the fight. It was not clear whether the men were the intended targets or involved in the altercation, Scott said.

    No charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

  • Condolences to the Family of Siaquan Moore

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    ROC the Peace would like to send it’s condolences on the passing of Siaquan Moore, the 21-year old stabbing-victim from an incident on Sunday, downtown. Rochester, as a city it’s been time to TAKE A STAND! Support the effort against violence, as we have lost another one too many.


    From the Democrat and Chronicle, Feb. 21, 2012

    Man stabbed outside Venu identified as Siaquan Moore

    Rochester Police Tuesday released the name of the man who was seriously injured in a fight outside a city nightclub Monday morning.

    Siaquan Moore, 21, of Rochester was stabbed at least three times in the upper torso outside Venu, 151 St. Paul St., about 1:15 a.m., said Rochester Police Officer Stephen Scott.

    Moore was inside Venu when the fight started. He and several others were was pushed outside by club security, Scott said.

    The fight resumed outside and Moore was stabbed. Security officers brought the injured Moore back inside Venu to wait for an ambulance, Scott said.

    He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. He underwent surgery and was listed in guarded condition Tuesday, Scott said.

    Officers said it was not clear what led to the fight. Officers are investigating.


  • HBCU Fair at Monroe Community College, March 13th

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    For Parents and students in the ROC: MCC will hosting its Annual HBCU College Fair on Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30-7:30pm. The event will be held in the Warshof Conference Center at the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center in Monroe A & B. There is free Parking in Lot M (Located in the back of the college). This is a great opportunity for HS Sophomores, Juniors and those in 2 year programs looking to transfer to explore options and talk with school representatives.

    Student registration is available online at www.monroecc.edu/go/HBCU

    *If you know any HBCU graduates currently in the Rochester area, please ask them to contact Joan Moorehead at 292-2246 or jmoorehead@monroecc.edu or Clayton Jones at 292-2192 or cjones@monroecc.edu. They would like to try to make sure that their college is represented.*


  • 2012’s 3rd Annual Peace Fest!

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     The 3rd Annual ROC the Peace Fest will take place

    Saturday, July 28, 2012


    Jones Square Park, 170 Saratoga Avenue

    More event details to come. Please continue to check our website for information periodically!









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