Let’s build something together
We’re committed to ensuring everyone in Rochester has the opportunity to share in the city’s success through programs focused on building career skills and helping our most vulnerable communities. These initiatives include supporting a local college that pinpoints and supplies the training needed for high-demand jobs in IT, healthcare, professional services and manufacturing. We’re focused on adding a program for non-clinical healthcare, which has a 20% local vacancy rate, partnering with local employers to gain hiring commitments. We also help fund community-centered programs that not only build vibrant neighborhoods but also train at-risk youth from racially diverse communities to cultivate cut flower gardens on once-vacant lots in the city of Rochester. These youth also harvest and sell the flowers, ultimately developing their business skills and improving mental health. And, together with local nonprofits, we've helped women re-enter the workforce and supported a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in a high-poverty area.