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A new downtown trail where you can play along the way! In 2018 the PLAY Walk received funding from KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to continue to make Rochester
A new downtown trail where you can play along the way! In 2018 the PLAY Walk received funding from KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson
Foundation to continue to make Rochester a more playable City. It will create a playful trail downtown between the Strong Museum of Play and the Central Library. The idea for this project came from a survey the Healthi Kids coalition did in 2016. 41% of youth surveyed said they wanted to see
musical or playful features at Central Library and MLK Park next to the Strong Museum of Play. Construction for the first phase will be complete in August 2019.
(Tuesday) 3:30 pm
Annual REOC College Fair sponsored by Hillside Work Scholarship, 103.9 WDKX, FOX Rochester, 13WHAM, The CW, Urban League of Rochester, and the City of Rochester. October 1, 2019 from 6-8
Annual REOC College Fair sponsored by Hillside Work Scholarship, 103.9 WDKX, FOX Rochester, 13WHAM, The CW, Urban League of Rochester, and the City of Rochester. October 1, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Blue Cross Arena.
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Real stories from REOC students
James Caldwell, Culinary Arts
James Caldwell hasn’t let his past determine his future. After being released from prison, James proceeded to take matters into his own hands and pursue his passion for cooking. He enrolled in REOC’s Food Service Program and after graduating
he didn’t stop. James continued on to receive his Associate Degree in Food Service Management and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
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Hazel Azcona, Cosmetology
Hazel Azcona always wanted to become a cosmetologist. She wanted to combine her background in communications and media arts with her passion for hair, makeup and nail technology. Hazel had practiced techniques with members of her family and her friends, but knew she needed formalized training to obtain her license. She didn’t know if she could afford to get the training she needed so Hazel kept postponing her dream.
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Anthony McAbrew, LPN Program
Anthony McAbrew wanted to be a nurse and help others. He was preparing for his exit from military service and came across a flier for REOC’s Licensed Practical Nursing program. The application and entrance requirements were challenging, but Anthony’s passion and determination made him an excellent program candidate. Anthony’s choice to attend REOC was simple. He wanted to stay in the community that he came from, and it was important to Anthony to learn in and to give back to his community.
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