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Rochester students recognized for civic engagement

July 23, 2014

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, Rochester City Hall, 30 Church St.

WHAT: A closing ceremony for five Rochester Youth Year Fellows and 17 Rochester Urban Fellows is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, in City Hall. The Fellows—22 undergraduates and recent college graduates from Rochester-area colleges—have spent from 10 weeks up to a year engaging in service projects and learning about urban issues in and around Rochester. A poster symposium spotlighting their experiences begins at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Atrium, followed by a formal ceremony honoring the students at 5:20 p.m. in Council Chambers. During their graduation ceremony, students will hear from Mayor Lovely Warren as well as University of Rochester Dean of Students Matthew Burns.

Rochester Urban Fellows Program

The Urban Fellows Program provides undergraduate students attending Rochester-area colleges, and natives of the Rochester area who are attending college elsewhere, with the opportunity to serve with community-based organizations for 10 weeks. Fellows engage in a variety of service projects and initiatives at their host sites and attend weekly seminars about urban life, culture, and politics.

 Rochester Youth Year Fellowship

Rochester Youth Year Fellowships are sponsored by AmeriCorps*VISTA and administered by the Rochester Regional Network, a consortium of seven local colleges. The Fellows, all recent college graduates, represent the University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roberts Wesleyen College, and the College at Brockport. Through year-long partnerships with community organizations, Fellows work to alleviate poverty and strengthen the community in Rochester.

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Category: Student Life