Rochester, N.Y. – A progress report was given Monday evening on the crusade to reduce of Rochester’s poverty rate.
Monday night at the Nativity Preparatory Academy, The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative gave an update on the work it is doing to help the city’s poor.
The first leg of the project is now underway – an adult mentoring program to help serve 300 families in three eastside neighborhoods, including Beechwood and Marketview Heights.
The Anti-Poverty Group’s overall goal is to cut poverty in half in Rochester over the next 15 years.
"As you know, there's many pieces of the puzzle to reduce poverty by 50 percent within 15 years," said Leonard Brock of the Anti-Poverty Initiative, "and I want to take the single focus of what we're doing and share the attention because it's going to require all of us to move the needle."