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A Proposed Change to SNAP Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hurt Kids

Published: August 28, 2019 8:50am 203 Views

A Proposed Change to SNAP Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hurt Kids

iStock.com/AlexRaths Would you go hungry so that your children had food? It’s a question more local families could be facing soon. In Monroe County, over 100,000 people rely on SNAP (aka food stamps or EBT) to afford food each month. Many of these individuals are the children of work...

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Community welcomes story walk at Ryan R-Center

Published: August 28, 2019 7:41am 101 Views

Community welcomes story walk at Ryan R-Center

Photo courtesy of the City of Rochester Communications Bureau Community members are applauding the grand opening of the Community Story Walk at Ryan, an interactive and visual literary journey of play, to the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center and Sully Branch Library. “I am so proud to live in...

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Safe driving campaign seeks help posting signs

Published: August 28, 2019 7:21am 34 Views

Safe driving campaign seeks help posting signs

Local residents have stepped up to install more than 300 lawn signs as part of the drive2Bbetter campaign, which aims to make our community’s roads safer for all users. The signs remind drivers of three simple driving habits to protect road users: slow, scan and space. Slowing down, scanni...

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City releases draft plan for next 15 years

Published: August 7, 2019 10:50am 82 Views

City releases draft plan for next 15 years

Healthi Kids was excited to read the draft Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan, which will set the city's strategic vision and goals for the future. This important plan will affect kids and families across our city. Learn more.

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Rochester kids and adults reclaimed their neighborhoods for play

Published: July 8, 2019 2:54pm 67 Views

Rochester kids and adults reclaimed their neighborhoods for play

During its 4th annual PlayROCs Your Neighborhood event on July 13, 2019, Healthi Kids teamed up with 55 neighborhood partners to repurpose, reclaim and restore play to public spaces.

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Candidates respond to questions on issues affecting kids

Published: June 21, 2019 11:41am 206 Views

Candidates respond to questions on issues affecting kids

The Healthi Kids Coalition, with input from the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute Alumni, created a 2019 questionnaire around our advocacy agenda for Whole Child Health.  Each candidate for Rochester City Council and School Board was given an opportunity to respond. 

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Call for Volunteers for PlayROCS your Neighborhood

Published: June 7, 2019 12:32pm 205 Views

Call for Volunteers for PlayROCS your Neighborhood

For the last three years, children, families and neighborhood organizers have rallied together throughout the City of Rochester to raise awareness for safe and accessible play spaces for every child, in every neighborhood. Our city wide coordinated play day PlayROCs your Neighborhood h...

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Active Transportation Summit put ideas into motion

Published: May 31, 2019 4:50pm 128 Views

Active Transportation Summit put ideas into motion

Do you bike, walk, run, use a wheelchair, scooter, or skateboard or take the bus? Those are examples of active transportation. About 120 people took part in discussions of active transportation during the Active Transportation Summit May 23rd at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. The goal of the...

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Kids Marched for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

Published: May 31, 2019 4:36pm 114 Views

Kids Marched for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

The Cameron Community Ministries after school program hosts seventh annual peace walk through Lyell/Otis Neighborhood.

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ACTION ALERT: Share with NYS YOUR Feedback on our Early Care and Education System

Published: May 23, 2019 9:33am 143 Views

ACTION ALERT: Share with NYS YOUR Feedback on our Early Care and Education System

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child ages 0-5? Do you work with our youngest kids? Are you an administrator of an early childhood program? The New York State Council on Children and Families wants to hear from you! The Council is in the process of conducting a statewide needs as...

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A Win for Kids: State Invests in Advantage After School Program

Published: May 16, 2019 8:51am 113 Views

A Win for Kids: State Invests in Advantage After School Program

  It's great news for after school and students across New York State! This year the Advantage statewide funding stream for after school has increased from $1375 per student to $2000 per student! This is a huge win for providers and kids across the state as additional dollars wi...

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It's Our Right To Play! Join Us for the 7th Annual Cameron Peace Walk

Published: May 9, 2019 8:53am 202 Views

It's Our Right To Play! Join Us for the 7th Annual Cameron Peace Walk

  Join us at the 7th Annual Cameron Community Ministries Peace Walk Every child has the right to a safe place to play in their neighborhood. Data from the Healthi Kids Coalition demonstrates that one of the top barriers to play is neighborhood safety. As kids at Cameron Community Mini...

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Join us for Play the Riverway May 11th!

Published: May 7, 2019 1:39pm 243 Views

Join us for Play the Riverway May 11th!

  Join us on Saturday, May 11th, as we take over Court Street for a FREE PLAY DAY! We'll be providing interactive opportunities for kids and families across the City of Rochester.  To learn more please reach out to Joe at 224-3127.  

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2018 Year in Review

Published: January 31, 2019 9:52am 168 Views

2018 Year in Review

In 2018, Healthi Kids expanded our focus to encompass whole child health. Learn more in our Year in Review infographic.

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