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Volunteers sought to learn about, fight poverty

Do you want to be part of what state and local leaders are billing as an unprecedented effort to fight poverty in Rochester?

Now is your chance.

Leaders of the Rochester-Monroe County Anti-Poverty Initiative are forming seven work groups to learn all they can about different aspects of local poverty and recommend strategies for attacking each area of the problem. Volunteers are needed to serve on the work groups.

Learn more about the initiative and find out how to get involved at United Way of Greater Rochester’s website, uwrochester.org.

This news came at the end of a 31/2-hour listening session Thursday at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, where speakers described the complexity and depth of Rochester poverty from different angles — education, jobs, housing, health and public safety.

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