This Week
  • ROC the Future gives update on milestones for local education system.

  • The Greater Rochester Awards honorees are profiled.

  • CEO David Boyce has Tompkins Insurance Agencies on a growth path.

  • Aware of challenges, private schools work to build a sustainable future.

  • Mech Tech HVAC CEO Edward Burns expects the firm to log solid growth in 2014.

  • Owner of U.S. Ceiling Corp. uses digital estimation to save time and stay competitive.

RBJ Power Breakfast Series

2nd Annual ROC the Future
State of the Children Address
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside

Our community has addresses for the State of the County, State of the City, and the State of the Schools.
This annual address is an intergovernmental, public/private partnership on the “State of Our Children,” addressing the challenges and opportunities in ROC the Future’s data-based report card and action plan for moving key indicators of children’s success, cradle to career. 
ROC the Future is an ongoing umbrella community framework to align people, programs, policies and funding for Rochester kids’ success, cradle to career, led by the Community Foundation, United Way, MCC, County, City, School District and other leading community institutions.

Reserve today!
$45 per person; $360 per table of 8


Maggie Brooks
County Executive, Monroe County

Lovely Warren
Mayor, City of Rochester

Dr. Leonard Brock
Alliance Director for ROC the Future, Executive for Education Initiatives at The Children’s Agenda

Peter Carpino
President, United Way of Greater Rochester

Jennifer Leonard
President & CEO, Rochester Area Community Foundation

Erika Rosenberg
Principal, Center for Governmental Research Inc.

Dr. Bolgen Vargas
Superintendent of Schools, Rochester City School District

Who Should Attend?
Community Members concerned with Improving Academic Outcomes from Cradle to Career for Rochester’s Youth.


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