Faith in Action - Adopt a School

 Faith in Action Adopt a School

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." – Proverbs 22:6.

Helping Children During the Pandemic

 The Faith in Action - Adopt a School initiative is an opportunity for Rochester's faith community and all people of conscience to  help the children of the Rochester City School District who are suffering a disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The disruption to learning  has been especially difficult for Rochester’s most vulnerable children and their families, many of whom are already dealing with a wide range of issues including inadequate access to food and clean, weather-appropriate clothing. 

To address these disparities, Mayor Lovely A. Warren and RCSD Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small a have developed a program to provide houses of worship an opportunity to directly support the children in their neighborhood in a manner that educators have identified as the best way to keep them healthy and safe and prevent a loss of learning during the pandemic.

Houses of worship and the members of their congregations can provide a number of services and supports to the RCSD children of their adopted school, including but not limited to:  

  • Providing volunteers and mentors;
  • Stocking and maintaining food pantries and clothing closets for students;
  • Assembling and distributing care packages during holidays and school breaks when students don’t have access to cafeterias;
  • Providing information on Rochester City School District and City of Rochester’s youth support services;
  • Donating washers and dryers so school staff can ensure students have access to clean, warm clothing for every weather condition.

 Contact 

To participate in Faith in Action - Adopt a School or to learn more about the Faith in Action program contact Tracey Miller, Assistant to the Mayor, by email \ at Tracey.Miller@cityofrochester.gov or by phone at (585) 428-6684.

Photos

Online gallery: Use the link below to access our Smug Mug on-line photo gallery and find pictures from Faith in Action - Adopt a School events. 

Leaders and Students:

Mayor Warren with Students 

 Mayor Warren and RCSD student wearing masks  Mayor Warren and RCSD student wearing masks    Mayor Warren and RCSD student wearing masks  


Dr. Myers-Small with Students 

Dr. Myers-Small with students wearing masks  Dr. Myers-Small and RCSD student wearing masks Dr. Myers-Small and RCSD student wearing masks