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December 11, 2018
Rochester Homeless Union forms to campaign against sanctions
Rochester Homeless Union forms to campaign against sanctions

EMC photo by Jeff Witherow

Patrick Braswell was homeless for several weeks last year.
 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 11, 2018
Rochester project connects homeless with services
Rochester project connects homeless with services

More than 1,000 homeless residents received access to services under one roof earlier this fall.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 11, 2018
Parishioners serves Thanksgiving meal at Rochester health center
Parishioners serves Thanksgiving meal at Rochester health center
More than 40 neighbors of the Father Tracy Health & Wellness Center took part in a Thanksgiving meal at the center a week before the holiday.
 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 14, 2018
School, state programs ensure no students go hungry
School, state programs ensure no students go hungry

At St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva, a new lunch program offering fresh, healthy meals prepared on site will be available to students regardless of their financial status.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 17, 2018
Agency celebrates 50th anniversary
Agency celebrates 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, a group of Puerto Ricans in Rochester banded together to advocate and provide services for their brothers and sisters from the island.

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October 15, 2018
Continued support urged for Hurricane Maria survivors
Continued support urged for Hurricane Maria survivors

Organizers of a local rally to mark one year after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico said communities across the state and country must continue to advocate for ongoing support of families on the island and in Rochester.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 11, 2018
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors

Igdioris Verdejo left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to start a new life with her 13-year-old daughter in Rochester.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 11, 2018
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Outdoor events with food and music are planned to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the cities of Rochester and Geneva.
 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 11, 2018
Events highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a list of events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

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August 14, 2018
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences

The story of a cigar factory and its impact on a Cuban-American community in Tampa, Fla., in 1929 will be portrayed on stage next month through a collaboration between the Rochester Latino Theatre Co. and Blackfriars Theatre.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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