19th Ward Community Association


To improve the quality of life for all 19th Ward residents by building community among neighbors, institutions and businesses, and provide support for passionate, like-minded individuals to collaborate on events and programming. With a belief that differences should be celebrated and all people deserve affordable housing, good schools, equitable access to services, and public safety, we advocate for our neighborhood with schools, institutions, the business community, and local government.

Check out photos from this year’s summer Square Fair!


(585) 328-6571



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Update 19 – February 2024

Presidents Message Americans have played a central role in shaping US History. From slavery and its eradication to the great migration, the civil rights movement, military, science, cultural and political achievements. Let’s back track for a minute with a little history lesson: Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an […]

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Update 19- January 2024

Presidents Message 2023 concluded one year of the 19WCA presidency for me. Although we don’t have a brick and mortar we have participated in community events and fairs (RCSD Board Public Meeting, City Council Public Meeting, tabling at Church and Community events) – it was a busy year! My thanks to all who joined with me! We collaborated and partnered with the Greater Rochester Martin […]

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Update 19 – December 2023

Presidents Message Welcome December! It’s hard to believe that the year 2023 is coming to a close. I hope everyone will look back at the successes and the lessons learned in 2023 and look forward to 2024 with anticipation toward what the new year will bring. In November we hosted our Annual Convention at School 16! Our feedback from those in attendance was that it […]

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Update 19 – October 2023

Presidents Message Welcome October! Our thanks to the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and everyone involved with moving forward the traffic calming solution on Thurston Rd. The City of Rochester/County of Monroe news release can be read in this newsletter’s Around the Neighborhood section. There were several community engagement opportunities in September that the 19WCA participated in. Kate Washington and I tabled at Senator […]

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