5 Member Team set to travel to Austin, Texas for the StriveTogether Leadership Program


ROC the Future has set out to make reading by 3rd an ongoing priority and we are excited to participate in StriveTogether’s Leadership Program. The Leadership Program equips diverse teams of community leaders with practical skills and a rigorous, action-oriented process to create real, lasting change for children and families. We will join 9 other partnerships from communities on the West coast, East coast, Midwest and the South in a nine-month series of intensive action-based sessions that bring teams together to accelerate progress on an academic outcome. Our focus, improving early grade reading, is led by Dr. Karen Fahy, RCSD Executive Director of ELA/Integrated Literacy and Patricia Uttaro, Director of Rochester Public Library, co-chairs of the Early Grade Literacy Outcome Team. The 5 members represented on the Leadership Program team are: Jackie Campbell, ROC the Future Director, Dr. Karen Fahy, Executive Director of ELA/Integrated Literacy, Luis Perez, Director of Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association, Dr. Tolley Reeves, Assistant Director of Rochester Public Library, and Amy Schiavi, Chief of Superintendent’s Receivership Schools at RCSD. This team will participate in 5 sessions over the next nine months to advance systems change at the policy and practice levels by engaging the community, using data for improvement, applying Results Count and collaborative improvement skills to catalyze lasting change for Rochester’s children. The first session is scheduled for February 6th and 7th in Austin, Texas.