August 30, 2019: ROC The Future’s back-to-school tips for parents

July 26, 2019: RBJ: ROC the Future aims to help each child succeed

July 3, 2019: RBJ: Shaun Nelms named ROC the Future chair

July 3, 2019: Minority Reporter: East’s Shaun Nelms Leads ROC the Future Convener Board

July 2, 2019: 13WHAM Many Voices Many Visions Efforts to Improve Early Grade Literacy

May 10, 2019: Rochester Beacon: Community schools remove barriers to learning

May 1, 2019: Rochester Beacon: Solving the RCSD crisis requires collective change

April 4, 2019: D&C: Community can provide stability for city schools

March 4, 2019: Spectrum News: ROC the Future Pleas For RCSD Involvement

March 4, 2019: City Newspaper: Message to Commissioner Elia about RCSD’s future: “Engage us in your decision.”

March 4, 2019: WHEC New 10: “ROC the Future”: Local leaders want a say on transforming Rochester City School District

March 4, 2019: RBJ: Coalition Forms to Improve City Schools

March 4, 2019: WXXI News: ROC the Future launches “Our Children. Our Future” campaign

March 4, 2019: WHAM News 13: ROC the Future calls for ‘transformational’ change for Rochester City School District

March 4, 2019: WROC News 8: ‘ROC the Future’ education group wants more input in turning around Rochester CSD

February 28, 2019: Rochester Woman Online: A Story on ROC the Future

January 30, 2019: D&C: RCSD graduation rate rises to 54 percent

January 30, 2019: RBJ: ROC the Future announces Stephanie Townsend as Director of Research and Analytics

January 29, 2019: RBJ: Grant will fund ROC the Future’s reading and literacy initiative

November 15, 2018 Democrat & Chronicle: ROC the Future report card: small gains in early education

November 15, 2018: Spectrum News: Progress Made but Still Room to Grow for Rochester Schools

November 15, 2018: WROC News 8: ROC the Future looks at way to help kids in Monroe County

November 15, 2018: WXXI: ROC the Future addresses the “State of our Children”

November 15, 2018: WHAM 13: ROC the Future releases the ‘State of our Children’ report card

November 6, 2018: ROC the Future is seeking a Manager of Continuous Improvement

November 6, 2018: ROC the Future is seeking a Director of Research and Analytics

June 28, 2018: StriveTogether: Fighting chronic absenteeism, supporting better learners

June 13, 2018: RBJ: The Children’s Agenda announces Tanishia Johnson as new RTF Community & Family Engagement Manager

June 1, 2018: StriveTogether: New teams try new strategies in Rochester

February 9, 2018: WROC: First-generation college students overcome financial challenges

February 9, 2018: WROC: Help to secure college financial aid

February 7, 2018: D&C RCSD June graduation rate increases to 51.9 percent; still worst among Big 5

January 5, 2018: Minority Reporter: Easing Apprehension about the College Going Process

November 16, 2017: ROC the Future hiring Family & Community Engagement Specialist

November 11, 2017: D&C RCSD Superintendent’s path could be way out

October 27, 2017: RCSD gets $7.1 Million for after school programs

October 27, 2017: Jessica Lewis named ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalist

October 24, 2017: WHEC: City of Rochester to host events for students to sign up for college financial aid

October 24, 2017: WXXI: FAFSA Fest will help high school seniors get money for college

October 20, 2017: RBJ: Progress against poverty noted

October 18, 2017: City Newspaper: State of the children report shows gains, struggles

October 17, 2017: RBJ: Childhood education successes, challenges highlighted in report card

October 17, 2017: TWCNews: ROC the Future report: some progress for children, much work to be done

October 17, 2017: WXXI: ROC the Future annual report; some gains but challenges remain

October 17, 2017: WROC: ROC the Future report card highlights progress, challenges

October 17, 2017: Democrat & Chronicle: Children’s report card shows progress in key areas

October 13, 2017: RBJ: ROC the Future ready to discuss helping kids in school

October 12, 2017: WXXI Need to Know: Are Rochester’s Children Better Off Now Than They Were in 2011?

September 27, 2017: Minority Reporter: ROC the Future to Take Part in “StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network” Conference

September 25, 2017: WXXI Connections: Discussing ROC the Future’s State of Our Children Address

August 25, 2017: Minority Reporter: ROC the Future Names New Board Chair

August 24, 2017: News 10: Rochester School Leaders Take Part in Attendance Blitz

August 24, 2017: News 8: RCSD Begins Attendance Blitz

July 11, 2017: News 8: Summer Reading Soars within RCSD

June 21, 2017: Minority Reporter: Help Beat Summer Learning Loss with ReadyRosie

June 13, 2017: The Daily Gazette, Schenectady: In Rochester and Providence, cities push literacy

June 11, 2017: Democrat & Chronicle Woman to Watch: Jessica Lewis is paying it forward, creating opportunities

May 19, 2017: Minority Reporter: What Culturally Informed Practices Can Do to Support Educational Outcomes for Black Children

April 27, 2017: 2017 All-America City Award Finalists Announced

April 24, 2017: Democrat & Chronicle: SUNY has its New Chancellor

April 4, 2017: Minority Reporter: Rochester Honored for Work to Eliminate Early Literacy Barriers

March 27, 2017: Minority Reporter: Parent Engagement is the Secret Sauce

March 5, 2017: D&C More than a Collaboration

February 2, 2017: News 8: ROC the Future offers ReadyRosie app to engage parents

February 2, 2017: News 10: ‘Roc The Future’ unveils new app ‘Ready Rosie’

February 2, 2017: TWCNews: ‘ReadyRosie’ App Now Available for Rochester Families

February 2, 2017: WXXI: New early education app for parents of young children

January 30, 2017: Making the case for after-school programs

January 19, 2017: TWCNews: ‘FAFSA Fest’ Helps Make College a Reality for Rochester Students

January 18, 2017: News 8: City of Rochester kicks off FAFSA Fest

January 11, 2017: Trauma Seminar to be hosted by The Children’s Institute

January 11, 2017: 2017 Schedule of FASFA Events

January 3, 2017: Free Children’s Events at the Rochester Central Library

December 13, 2016: Join the Discussion – The System is Flawed, Our Children Are Not

November 30, 2016: FASFA Fest Kicks Off December 1st

November 8, 2016: City R Centers to Offer Free Early Childhood Development Screening to Rochester Families

October 26, 2016: Need to Know: What You Need To Know About Current State Of Rochester’s Kids

October 25, 2016: Minority Reporter: ROC the Future Report: 90 Percent of Four-Year Olds Enrolled in Pre-K; Rate of Absent Students Falls

October 25, 2016: City Newspaper: Students Making Progress, but Big Challenges Remain

October 25, 2016: News 13: Report – Fewer Chronically Absent Students in RCSD During 2014-2015 Year

October 25, 2016: TWCNews: ‘ROC The Future’ Report Shows Minimal Progress for Rochester Children

October 25, 2016: Setting city students up for success D&C

October 25, 2016: WXXI: State of Our Children Report: Some Progress, But More Work To Do

October 25, 2016: ROC the Future Annual Report Card Revealed – State of our Children WROC News 8

October 25, 2016 RBJ: State of Our Children Address Highlights Progress, Challenges

October 25, 2016 Rochester School Absences down, says Children’s Report Card D&C

October 25, 2016: State of our Children report to be released WHEC News 10

October 21, 2016: RBJ: ROC Future’s school report card to be issued

October 18, 2016: One week remaining to register for 4th Annual ROC the Future State of Our Children Address & Report Card Release. Register HERE.

October 4, 2016: Registration still available for 4th Annual ROC the Future State of Our Children Address & Report Card Release

September 22, 2016: Register here for HBCU College Fair and Parent Workshop sponsored by RCSD

September 12, 2016: Register today for the 4th Annual ROC the Future State of Our Children Address & Report Card Release

September 9, 2016 RBJ: Partnership launches adult mentoring program

September 7, 2016 Connections with Evan Dawson: Child Care Subsidies As A Business Investment

September 7, 2016 REOC hosts 2016 College Fair

September 1, 2016: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Newsletter – RTF Aligns Community Resources

August 26, 2016 RBJ: Early Childhood Development Seen As Key

August 25, 2016 TWCNews: Get More RCSD Students to School One Door Knock at a Time

August 25, 2016 News 10: Attendance Blitz kick’s off with New Superintendent

August 9, 2016 PLTI Parent Information Session Flyer

July 27, 2016 United Way Now Hiring: Community Impact Program Assistant Job Description

July 7, 2016 Community Advisory Council Cover Letter and Application

July 6, 2016 Children’s Institute aims to screen all Rochester 3-year-olds D&C

June 23, 2016 TWCNews: The Children’s Agenda Reviews Rochester Budget

June 2, 2016 Connections with Evan Dawson: A Proposal For More Diverse Local Schools

May 31, 2016 RMAPI seeks agency to lead job program D&C

May 19, 2016 ROC the Future welcomes Jessica Lewis as Communications Specialist

May 17, 2016 RCSD gets 3-day Joy DeGruy anti-racism workshop D&C

May 13, 2016 Connections with Evan Dawson: Anti-Poverty Initiative Moves Forward

April 27, 2016 RMAPI, ROC the Future to recruit community advisers D&C

October 24, 2015 Progress report on college readiness in Rochester D&C 10-24-15

October 24, 2015 Summer learning is tied to student success in school D&C 10-24-15

October 22, 2015 Rochester Black Journalists Honor Jackie for Community Service Minority Reporter 10-22-15

October 21, 2015  Connections with Evan Dawson: ROC the Future Report Card Release

October 16, 2015 Kids report shows progress D&C

October 16, 2015 ROC the Future Report Card Shows Progress for Pre-K Students Minority Reporter

October 16, 2015 Anti-Poverty Initiative Working to ‘ROC the Future’ of City Students TWC

October 16, 2015 ROC the Future Report Card Shows Signs of Progress for Youngest Children RBA

October 16, 2015 ROC the Future Third annual report card WROC

October 16, 2015 Local leaders gather for State of the Children Address WHEC

October 16, 2015 State Of The Children Report Shows Improvements In Enrollment wxxi

October 2, 2015 Rochester learning to stick with it

October 1, 2015  Head of ROC the Future focuses on family

August 20, 2015
ROC the Future Appoints Jackie Campbell, Local Youth Development Leader, As New Alliance Director

July 15, 2015
Summer Learning Program Expanded

July 6, 2015
Expanded Learning, Expanded Opportunity

June 9, 2015
Combating Summer Learning Loss

June 2, 2015
Progress, Challenges in City School Attendance

October 17, 2014
ROC the Future is Moving Forward

October 17, 2014
ROC the Future Sees Progress, Much To Do

October 17, 2014
ROC the Future Delivers 2014 Report Card

December 30, 2013
State of Rochester, December 2013
Final report released by outgoing Mayor Thomas Richards on the current state of Rochester.

December 30, 2013
Community Foundation Report on Poverty

November 24, 2013
Early Warning Confirmed: A Research Update on 3rd Grade Reading
From the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 24, 2013
Delays Can Hinder Newborn Screenings
Thought-provoking article about how delays in screening newborns for genetic and other developmental issues can affect brain development, leading to learning challenges later in life.

November 24, 2013
Assembly Grills Ed Chief on Data Plan

November 24, 2013
Improving Local Education
Web essay by retired Xerox senior executive, Charles “Denny” Wyckoff

November 6, 2013
Adding Up the Cost of Low Literacy Among Adults

November 6, 2013
What You Need to Know About the Common Core

November 4, 2013
Helping City Kids Read By 3rd Grade

October 30, 2013

The Graduation Conversation

October 17, 2013
Did Rochester Make the Grade?

October 17, 2013
Focusing on education, group aims to “ROC the Future”

September 1, 2013
Common Core Tests Schools

August 30, 2013
Improving Student Performance Takes a Community

August 9, 2013
Test Scores Are No Reason to Panic
Essay by Dr. Bolgen Vargas & Adele Bovard

June 28, 2013
Gary Huggins, Educators Discuss Summer Learning (Audio)
With Dr. Anne Kress and Dr. Bolgen Vargas

May 31, 2013
Education group aims to ROC the Future

November 1, 2012
Potential Opportunities and Actions for ROC the Future

October 1, 2012
What Supports 3rd Grade Reading in Rochester?

May 14, 2012
New ACT Rochester Education Indicator Spurs Deeper Look at 3rd Grade Reading Disparities

December 1, 2011
MCC Leads Community-Based Initiative to ROC the Future (Page 7)

April 1, 2011
How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation