Four years ago, Mayor Warren said that education is the most important problem facing the City of Rochester — the root of all other issues. That is why, over her first term, she has worked so hard to make a difference in the lives of our children.
Even though the Mayor does not have control over the Rochester City School District, she:
- Distributed more than 1 million books to our children through programs like Storytime with Style, Books and Bears, and Books Before Birth
- Created the 3-3 Initiative, which focuses on children ages 3 to third grade. This initiative works to fund programming gaps before and after Pre-K, advocating for additional education resources, to empower parents, and for the Mayor to take a larger role in building public trust in the education system
- Expanded Pre-K enrollmentby 1,200%
- Created the Mayor’s Beacon School at School #17, which is now a community school that provides wraparound services including after school programming and medical services
- Partnered with GROW Rochester to increase screening of 2 and 3 year olds for development delays.
- Holds an annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities fair at which 246 students are admitted to college, and over $1.1 million in scholarships are awarded from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
- Made City Recreation Centers and Libraries hubs of learning and educational opportunities
- Expanded the Summer of Opportunity Program to provide summer jobs to our youth