Join Us for the 2019 Girl Chat Conference

We are proud to announce the 2019 Girl Chat Conference, which will be held on May 25, 2019, at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y. Our conference is a support and networking event that connects and empowers women from different backgrounds, experiences and ages, helping them to realize their full potential as leaders and change…

Tunya Griffin Discusses Community Event on Good Day Rochester

Our very own Tunya Griffin, joined her fellow Fifth Street Block Club captain, Colleen Coruanna, on the local Fox network’s Good Day Rochester program to discuss the community leaders, including Mayor Lovely Warren,  coming together with city residents for “Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers.” The event is sponsored by the Fifth Street Block Club,…

In The Spotlight: Mayor Lovely Warren

Mayor Lovely Warren is a Black girl who rocks and everywhere she goes, she brings her Black girl magic with her. She is an attorney, wife, mother, daughter, and a close confidant and friend to many. Mayor Warren is the granddaughter of sharecroppers who made their way north in search of better economic opportunities, landing…

Gentrification in Rochester, New York: A Tale of Two Cities

We often discuss the concept of “two Rochesters” but what happens when these two Rochesters meet? As city officials and planners seek to shrink income gaps, reduce segregation and encourage mixed-income neighborhoods, the city’s neighborhoods are predicted to see vast amounts of gentrification in coming years, with areas like Beechwood and the 19th Ward already…