Giving Back During the Holiday Season

The holiday season brings a time to reflect on the past year, reunite with family and friends, and celebrate the many cultural and religious holidays that take place at the end of the calendar year. It is great opportunity to focus on the things that are most important to us and to teach our children[…]

The Fabulous Work of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program

“Beginning with trust, ending with extraordinary outcomes.” *From the NFP Website The Nurse-Family Partnership is an amazing organization with a branch right here in Rochester that teams up first-time, low-income pregnant women with nurses for free home visits. Every one to two weeks, from early in the pregnancy until the child turns two years old,[…]

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[…]

A Visit to CP Rochester Augustin Children’s Center

  The Augustin Children’s Center at CP Rochester is a universal pre-kindergarten provider, offering preschool to all children three to five years of age, with or without disabilities.  Each preschool classroom has 12 children with an adult-to-child ratio of 1:4.  The classes are fully integrated, meaning that there are six children with disabilities and six[…]

A Visit to Holy Childhood

Holy Childhood was founded in 1946 by educators and community leader visionaries who believed in the value of every person regardless of their abilities. Holy Childhood is a non-denominational, non-profit agency that prepares children and adults with developmental disabilities for maximum independence and  integration in the community through individualized programs and services. Holy Childhood includes[…]

A Visit to the Wilson Foundation Academy

The Wilson Foundation Academy was founded in 2004 as an extension to Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School. This beautiful school is in the Genesee-Jefferson neighborhood of the city of Rochester.  The original vision was to have a community of academic excellence, grades 7-12.  That vision has expanded to a K-12 model. Assistant Principal Julie[…]