History

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Over forty years of ongoing service to the Rochester community has earned the REOC the reputation as one of the outstanding Centers in the state (there are 10 such centers in New York state; one in or near almost every major city). Teachers, counselors, support staff, and administrators, with the support of The College at Brockport and the SUNY Center for Academic and Workforce Development, together have worked to give students the opportunity to gain skills needed to continue to college or obtain a career.

The history of REOC’s evolution throughout the years:

1964
Ford Foundation commissioned study on urban populations related to student dropouts.
1966
Five urban centers located across New York State .
1967
New York State Legislature appropriated over $1 million to develop five Cooperative College Centers (CCC)
1968
Rochester Urban Center (RUC) opened and was administered by Monroe Community College.
1970
The College at Brockport developed its CCC and named it the Rochester Cooperative College Center (RCCC).
1973
Merger of urban centers and CCCs took place, creating Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC).  The Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC) was created and moved into its old location at 305 Andrews Street in Rochester.
2012
The Rochester Educational Opportunity Center moved into its new state-of-the-art facility at 161 Chestnut Street in Rochester.

2012 to Present – Remaining true to its original mission, the REOC continuously develops programs to meet the needs of its growing population and the Rochester community.

The REOC Admission Office will have special hours August 20- 24: 

Monday, August 20: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ONLY
Tuesday, August 21: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22: Closed
Thursday, August 23: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24: Closed

To start your career training today, 
apply now or call (585) 232-2730 ext. 235 with any questions.

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