The current challenges facing Black, Brown, and economically marginalized students and families are deeply embedded in the design of the systems and structures of our nation and Rochester. However, these systems and structures can also be redesigned to produce greater quality-of-life outcomes for all.
To that end, the Rochester Education Fellowship was born from a central question: Can the Rochester community — including those traditionally never afforded the opportunity to participate — coalesce around a shared, energizing vision to transform the education of all Rochester students? We believe so.
To address this urgent need for Rochester’s children and families, Action For A Better Community (ABC), IBERO, Connected Communities, Children’s Institute, Avenue Black Box Theatre, United Negro College Fund, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, and other community partners led a search for an exceptional leader – the Rochester Education Fellow – to help Rochester discover a bold and innovative vision for the future of education in Rochester, and to lead an enduring organization to support our community in living out its promise. More information about the selected fellow is forthcoming.
Learn more about what it takes to become an official partner of the Rochester Education Fellowship Selection Committee here.