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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Update 19 – September 2023

Presidents Message Wow September – the ninth month of the year, consisting of 30 days! For many, it is typically considered the ending of one season (summer) and the beginning of another (fall). To others it marks the time to get things in order and prepare for the future. I’m looking forward to the seasonal change and my walks with King as we enjoy the […]

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19th Ward Community Cats Food Drive 2023

19th Ward Community Cats Food Drive 2023
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Update 19 – August 2023

Presidents Message August is here! 8th month – a sign of new beginnings – and my birth month! August 1st started with our National Night Out – our collaboration with our city neighbors and police officers. It was a fun event held at Genesee Valley Park. Rochester is full of positive opportunities to enjoy and support. Our Summer Reading Circle continues through August 17th. “A […]

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Update 19 – July 2023

Presidents Message This month began with the mourning and burial of one of our neighborhood students. Six-year-old Ryan Grantham Jr. lived in the neighborhood and attended School #16. He was hit by a vehicle at Thurston and Sawyer and passed away from his injuries on June 23rd. His funeral was July 1st. Please keep his family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as […]

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Update19 June 2023

Presidents Message The month of June is here and our community has already been busy! June 3rd kicked off our annual Square Fair with amazing entertainment, food vendors, and everyone having a wonderful day of fun – great job to everyone involved in the planning of this family event! June 6th kicked off the Westside Farmers Market – in spite of the challenges of air […]

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Update 19 – May 2023

Presidents Message Thank you to all who continue to support and uplift the mission of the 19th Ward Community Association. The 19WCA participated in the United Way Day of Caring. We had volunteers from Rochester Area Community Foundation, Care Stream and ESL. We met at the Arnett Branch Library at 11am. Our volunteers worked at Ravenwood Garden and did spring yard clean-up at the home […]

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