Making Reading Fun at the Boys & Girls Club!

  On an initial walk-through of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, distracted by the pool tables, gym and busy-bodied children running around after school, it is entirely possible to miss one of the most important rooms in the building. However, the children know this room well, as it contains the means by which[…]

Find a place at the Community Place!

Community Place Overview: This is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone should enjoy the same health, economic, and social opportunities no matter their social circumstances. The Community Place serves residents of Northeast Rochester. They are a leading neighborhood-based community center, offering a wide range of social, developmental, and educational programs delivered throughout[…]

2014 Advocacy Award

Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric residents at the University of Rochester have selected Coffee Connection as the 2014 Advocacy Award recipient in recognition of outstanding teaching efforts and excellence in caring for the children of Rochester. The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair[…]

Thriving Forward, Together!

  The team at Kids Thrive 585 is continually working to improve the website and its content. Please send us suggestions for community events, happy happenings, and resources for children and families in our area. Together we can increase awareness and access to resources in the Greater Rochester Area! Please take 2 minutes to complete[…]

MATT’s 3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair and 5K Run

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) will be host its 3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair. This free community event will take place at Unity Health System Total Sports Experience, located at 88 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. The Fair will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. MATT’s Autism Spectrum[…]

Being an active member of your community

KidsThrive585 had the great pleasure to sit down and talk with Marc S. Lavender, M.D., a primary care doctor in the Rochester community. He cares for both kids and adults at East Ridge Family Medicine. Dr. Lavender is a passionate advocate for community health in Rochester and is a mentor for blossoming advocates in the[…]

In Memoriam: Tom Ferraro, founder and executive director of Foodlink

We share in the community loss of Tom Ferraro, founder and executive director of Foodlink. Born and raised in the City of Rochester, Mr. Ferraro is a genuine example of local good work. He was involved in community organizations early in his career, which stimulated his commitment to the issue of hunger. With his visionary[…]

Hillside “Special Santas” Program

  The Hillside Special Santas Program of Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA), benefits children and families served by Crestwood Children’s Center, Hillside Children’s Center, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and Snell Farm Children’s Center.  Some children and their families served by HFA do not have the resources for gifts at the holiday time. Families, office groups, churches,[…]

Another Beautiful Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner with Mama Rosa On this past November 11th, hundreds were served at Mama Rosa’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. This Rochester tradition was once again held on Veteran’s Day in order to provide a hot meal to children, families, and community members who might not otherwise receive it. Nearly 500 people came to the Montgomery Neighborhood Center to participate[…]