Staff of the Month: Norman L. Roberts

Although Norman L. Roberts has worked at NeighborWorks® Rochester for a span of seven months, his relationship with NWR extends far beyond. Before joining the staff at NeighborWorks® Rochester, he served as a volunteer on the board of directors for 15 years, primarily as President. Norman, referred to around the...

Staff of the Month

You may have seen Jake Hershelman around town conducting energy audits for NeighborWorks® Rochester through our Technical Services Department. For a little over two years he has worked here, presently as the primary Lead Risk Assessor and Inspector and is one of our two Energy Auditors. Under certain programs...

Going Green with Energy

Beginning last Fall, the Healthy Blocks program has been working to improve the sustainability efforts of Brooks Landing and the Pocket neighborhood. One initiative urged residents to trade their old incandescent light bulbs for newer, more energy efficient CFL bulbs. Healthy Blocks also promoted supporting local businesses, like the...

Staff of the Month: June

With seemingly boundless energy, Anwar Pickett, Healthy Blocks Program Manager, takes on the city one neighborhood at a time. This job entails everything from managing the social engagement, outreach, neighborhood event planning and execution to special project coordination in the HB targeted neighborhoods. Currently, the Healthy Blocks crew is...

10 Ways to Save

By: Maggie Toro Carry a small notebook to document all your spending. Online trackers are also available, like Mint.com. Brown-bag it. You will save money each day by bringing your lunch to work. Check for coupons from local restaurants that you can use to reduce your eating cost. Avoid...

May’s Trivia Q&A

Which well-know Rochester Historian said, “The University of Rochester began life in an old hotel. The Eastman Kodak Co. had its beginning in a kitchen sink. And the Genesee River starts in a barnyard”? Answer: Arch Merrill

Tips on Community Branding

Every community has a brand, whether formal or informal. What are some things you can do to positively brand your neighborhood? Community Branding Tips: 1. Organize. Get together with other leaders in your area and figure out where you want to see your neighborhood. Come up with a list...

April Trivia Answer

How many waterfalls are created by the Genesee River in Monroe County? Although there are many opinions on the answer, Pete Dobrovitz, author of Rochestrivia indicates that there are two; the Upper and Lower. The Court St. Dam “falls” don’t count.