Spirit-Cultivating

For two Saturdays in March, I was gifted the opportunity to participate in a discussion with Rochester’s own Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Invited by Kilolo Moyo-White, I...

Help Reduce Learning Loss

The pandemic has set back learning for all students, but especially for students of color. As we work to offset the impacts of the pandemic, both academically and social-emotionally, we are left to answer the critical question: what can we do to come out of this...

Mommy on Duty: Advocacy in Action

By Nahmese Bacot As a proud mother and parent leader, I know what is best for my scholars. My voice deserves to be heard. It is my right to have the option to choose if I want my children to return to in-person learning or remain remote. Either way, I should be...

Message from the Director

Dear Partners, Congratulations to my fellow RBJ Power 100 Honorees!  I’m both honored and humbled to be on such an auspicious list, which includes more than a dozen ROC the Future Convener representatives, all doing wonderful things to uplift Rochester and make it...