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Governor Cuomo Announces $4.75 Million to Expand Three Early Childhood Initiatives in Rochester

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.75 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives as part of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Funding will support new summer learning programs, and child care and home visiting services for children and caregivers in the City of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the Anti-Poverty Initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood – East Main, Mustard & Atlantic Avenue – Beechwood and Marketview Heights.

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Community Leaders Highlight Need for Funding to Prevent Child Abuse

Faith leaders, area pediatric physicians, parents and child advocates joined forces Monday to address funding for evidence-based programming to prevent child abuse. Leaders stressed that investing in children’s lives early on can prevent more serious problems in the future. They also called on Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo to do more to protect children.

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Dinolfo to Provide More Child Abuse Prevention Funds

The most effective way to combat child abuse is to prevent it from happening at all.
That’s the rationale behind a push by a coalition of local faith leaders, physicians, parents and child advocates who held a press conference on Monday morning to persuade Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and the County Legislature to include more funding for prevention programs in the upcoming 2018 budget.

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