Last month we had our Homesteads for Hope presentation with Founder and President Jenny Brongo at Equal Grounds Café! Jenny spoke about her personal journey of being a sister to Autism and how that lead her to creating the Homestead. Her brother, Chucky, was diagnosed with Autism at a young age when Jenny was a…Read More
By member, Andrew Brady Two of the most consistent and powerful findings in Positive Psychology are the impact of both gratitude and community on wellbeing. Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I’m going to spend each day between now and then thanking someone I admire for the way they give to their community. WHAT IS…Read More
Last Wednesday, our NextGen Rochester members toured the Causewave Community Partners facility and learned about how they create change in our community through supporting nonprofits throughout the greater Rochester area. Causewave Community Partners works with non-profits to help them increase their overall impact through participation in programs focused on capacity building and campaign promotions throughout…Read More
My name is Amy Button and I joined NextGen Rochester in the fall of 2014 following a recommendation from a friend. After spending a few months on board as a member, I became so invested in the mission and vision of the group that I took a leadership role on the Advisory Board, and I…Read More
NextGen Rochester is a giving circle that is run through the Rochester Area Community Foundation. What this means is that with our group, other like-minded individuals are coming together and pooling their donations (your membership dues) in to a fund that we use to fulfill grant requests coming from Rochester area nonprofits each year; ensuring that every…Read More
“My biggest factor in joining NextGen Rochester was that I wanted to get involved in the community, but in doing so, feel like I was having a meaningful impact.” My name is Zach Armstrong and I joinedNextGen in early 2016. I am a member of the Marketing Committee and work to help better spread our…Read More
My name is Tim Reetz, and I am an advisory board member and have been a part of NextGen Rochester since 2010. Being raised in Penfield, I’ve chosen to live here because of my family, friends and relatives. Despite the city’s ongoing challenges with poverty, crime and employment opportunities, choosing to live in Rochester made…Read More
Andrew grew up in Irondequoit but between college and his first job, was out of town for 6 years before returning in 2012. When he moved back, he knew he wanted to get involved in the community and wanted to be able to meet like-minded peers who were as passionate about Rochester as he was. Andrew joined NextGen without knowing…Read More
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