The Community Engagement Division’s mission is to advocate for and enhance the quality of life for all Latinos, from youth to senior. We achieve this by providing services in the areas of education, health, leadership development, cultural enrichment, social engagement and employment.
Community Resource Center (CRC)
Stability, Education, & Employment Services
Currently the Stability, Education, & Employment Services located at 777 Clifford Avenue in Rochester, offers services that focus on increasing the stability and quality of life among any Monroe County residents.
For more information please call 585-256-8900 ext. 172.
Future Community Resource Center will be located at 216 Clifford Avenue (Under Construction)
Our response during the COVID-19 pandemic
Services offered by the Community Resource Center:
Youth & Community Engagement
ASPIRA Mentoring Program
The ASPIRA Mentoring Program provides leadership development, community engagement projects, career information, referrals and long-term mentoring for middle school students at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, Monroe Lower, East High School, RCSD School# 12 and #28. The goal is to increase academic performance, attendance, and social-emotional skills while promoting physical wellness.
Restorative Justice Mediation Program
Our Restorative Justice Mediation Program (RJM) provides restorative conversations and support for students at Monroe High School to reduce conflicts and suspensions, which results in a peaceful and productive learning environment. Last school year, RJM served 711 students, 504 of which only spoke Spanish.
Details coming soon:
Funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Ibero staff help coordinate social-emotional supports, assist families with mental health and substance abuse services, and meet community members where they are at.
The Safe Zone Training Program
The Safe Zone Training Program helps participants to increase awareness and identify ways that participants and their organizations can achieve more safe and inclusive workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally relevant and supportive to LGBTQI+ individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
Family & Community Engagement
Family Services Assistance Program
The Family Services Assistance Program (FSA) increases parent engagement in order to positively impact student attendance, behavior and suspension rates. Supports families of students at East High School, Monroe High School, School #17 and the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School by conducting home visits, setting goals, providing community referrals when needed, and holding a variety of parent workshops and trainings throughout the year.
The Padres Comprometidos Program engages parents in advocacy to ensure a quality education and support system for their children. The Padres program is offered over the course of 12 weeks to learn more or register, use the links below.