The ACT Rochester Steering Committee selected Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence, a very complex and multi-faceted issue, as a signature issue, one that has significant impact on multiple community quality of life areas. You can read the report.
With the release of test scores for the 2011-12 school year, an addendum to the report is now available.
In the 2013 annual report "Out of Reach" by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, New York State is ranked fourth most expensive in the nation for housing affordability for renters.
New York State has tightened graduation requirements over the past several years, yet recently released data posted on the ACT Rochester website shows graduation rates have continued to rise in most districts.
Click here for the report entitled "Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation". This report, as well as other theories have shaped the decision to focus on 3rd Grade ELA scores as part of the local ROC the Future (STRIVE) initiative.
A profile of the Hispanic/Latino Community in Monroe County was recently released by Ibero American Action League. The report was prepared by Center for Governmental Research with significant funding support from the Community Foundation.
The report complements the ACT Rochester Report on Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in the Greater Rochester Region but delves deeper into the Hispanic/Latino Community.
ACT Rochester has just updated data on early prenatal care. This is the kind of cause most everyone can get behind – who wouldn't want more pregnant women getting timely care for themselves and their growing babies? Yet, the numbers have proven hard to move. This might change if the Supreme Court upholds national health reform and its mandate to carry health insurance, but studies suggest having health insurance isn't the only factor.
On Tuesday March 27th, more than 250 people attended an event where ACT Rochester delivered Our Community Report Card, where data from our seven-county region in 12 topic areas were compared to New York state. In addition, long-term trending and some disparities were reviewed. This objective assessment of our region's well-being was then discussed in small groups to determine how every person and organization can participate in community problem-solving and decision-making by using credible, independent, and timely data.
ACT Rochester developed a Racial/Ethnic Disparities Report that demonstrates disparities existing from birth through adulthood that is kept evergreen with the most recent information available.