City of Rochester
(Monday, January 6, 2014) – Rochester’s concentration of poverty is among the highest in the nation. 46 percent of our children live below the federally established poverty line and some areas of our city suffer from rates of unemployment that are greater than they were during the Great Depression. Governor Cuomo and I recognize that the effects of chronic poverty are devastating to our children. The NY Youth Works Program is laser-focused on exactly the sort of assistance that Rochester needs to start on the long road to restoring prosperity and restoring hope.
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