Breaking the Bubble: Refugees Helping Refugees

Learn about the Rochester refugee community through the work of the remarkable local organization Refugees Helping Refugees. “I lived in a refugee camp for ten years where I promoted girls education and women’s rights. I came to the United States and formed Refugees Helping Refugees so that when refugees are most scared and in need,…


2018 Rising Leader Class Graduates

Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Rising Leader Class. First year students were competitively selected from a pool of 80 for this class, which allows participants to further understand themselves in relationship to leadership. Rising Leader Class graduates go on to hold many different roles in student organizations, student government, and campus employment. Please…


Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

Spend a few hours raking and sweeping to help our senior neighbors prepare for winter. Refreshments, supplies, and everything you need for the day will be supplied. Get some friends together and spend the day enjoying the fall weather and making a difference! Saturday, October 27th Kickoff at 9:00am Monroe Community Hospital Transportation to and…


Breaking the Bubble with Imani Olear

Breaking the Bubble is a quarterly conversation series with members from the Rochester community. Imani Olear, founder of Yoga 4 a Good Hood, will share about her work to help communities heal through yoga. Free snacks will be provided. Monday, September 17th Brue Coffee (just across the pedestrian bridge) Starting at 7:30pm


Community Engagement Symposium

This interdisciplinary workshop is designed for students and faculty who want to conduct relevant community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, measurable, and sustainable. This symposium takes place on Thursday, September 6th from noon-3:30pm in the Ryan Case Methods Hall, and is continued on Friday, September 14th from 8:30-11:30am in the Helen Wood Hall Atrium. Registration…


Urban Fellows Poster Presentations

The 2018 cohort of Rochester Urban Fellows spent the last ten weeks interning with community organizations across the Rochester area focused on a wide range of issues related to poverty. Come hear about the lessons they’ve learned and their next steps towards addressing the needs of our community. Drop in anytime or stay for the…


Public Safety, the Community, and the University in Times of Change

Join us as Cedric Alexander, Deputy Mayor of Rochester and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry addresses “public safety, the community, and the University in times of change.” Friday, September 15th 12:00 noon Livestreaming in the Gowen room on River Campus In person in the Class of ’62 Auditorium at the Medical Center


DEEJ: Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery

Join us for a screening of the documentary Deej, followed by a conversation with DJ “Deej” Savarese. Deej is a documentary about autism, inclusion, and a nonspeaking young man dreaming of autistic civil rights. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30pm Feldman Ballroom The film will be closed captioned and audio described. This event is free and open to…


Holding the Middle Ground in US Politics

Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua Shapiro ’95 will share insights into his priorities in his elected position, holding the political middle ground, and how federalism has evolved in this new era of public distrust in both government and partisanship. Since he was elected in January 2017, he has been able to implement bipartisan reforms as a pragmatic progressive Democrat.…


Community Engagement Symposium