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Community Initiatives


The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) is a multi-sector community collaborative with a goal to improve quality of life by reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency. To do this, RMAPI is focused on increasing income, making basic needs more affordable and accessible, and lowering concentrations of poverty.

United Way is proud to serve as the host and fiscal agent for RMAPI. We have signed the RMAPI Employer Pledge, endorse it and encourage others to take the pledge to help fight poverty. 

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Through the Systems Integration Project, the greater Rochester community is working across a diverse network of committed providers and community members to keep people at the center of care in an interconnected system of education, health, and human services. By coming together as a community, we will improve the health and economic well-being of individuals and families in Monroe County, especially those who are vulnerable and/or impacted by poverty. 
United Way is honored to serve in a coordinating role for the Systems Integration Project on behalf of the community that we collectively support. 

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The Monroe County Aging Alliance brings together leaders in the aging field to launch a community-wide effort to enhance the livability of Rochester and Monroe County. The Alliance is comprised of service providers, representatives from city and county government, the Rochester Area Community Foundation and United Way.

United Way provides administrative and organizational support to the initiative.

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ROC the Future is a community cradle to career collaboration for improving academic achievement for children in Rochester with efforts focused on School Readiness, Early Grade Literacy, and High School Graduation. 

United Way is a proud ROC the Future convener. 

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Connected Communities is dedicated to building up EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods from within by engaging residents, service providers, and community partners in our holistic approach. 

United Way is a Connected Communities funder. 

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