JOE ROBACH VISITS THE HORIZONS PROGRAM AT THE HARLEY SCHOOL TO PROMOTE EDUCATION

On Tuesday, July 17th, Joe Robach stopped by “The Harley School Community Reading Day”, which is part of the Horizons Summer Reading education program at The Harley School in Brighton. Joe Robach believes that reading is crucial to a student’s education.

Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School. Joe Robach has supported The Horizons Summer Reading Education Program for many years by visiting the students and talking to them about the importance of reading and education.

“The education and reading program that Horizons at Harley provides is very beneficial to the students of the City of Rochester. Students have the ability to expand their education skills, specifically in reading, math and writing during their time at Horizons. I have continued to support this program for many years and am happy to see the progress that students are making to achieve their education goals,” said Joe Robach.

For more information on education, contact the office of Joe Robach.

JOE ROBACH ATTENDS THE RIBBON CUTTING OF THE ROCHESTER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER WHICH WILL HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN OBTAINING THEIR EDUCATION

On Thursday, July 19th, Joe Robach had the privilege to discuss education issues at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC). The new state-of-the-art education building includes modern classrooms, a healthcare lab, a cosmetology salon, and a bistro.

The Rochester Education Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester, houses adult academic and career programs. This education program is tuition-free for adult students. The REOC is affiliated with The College at Brockport, State University of New York and has been a staple education center in the Rochester area for forty years. The REOC’s mission is committed to the community, integrity, innovation, honesty, pride and life long learning.

The following Academic/Technical and Community Programs are offered at the REOC:

-Barbering
-Certified Nursing Assistant
-Child Development Associate
-Cosmetology
-College Preparation
-Culinary Arts
-English for Speakers of Other Languages
-GED Preparation
-Home Health Aid
-Licensed Practical Nursing
-Pharmacy Technician
-SAT Preparation
-Security Guard
-Surgical Technologist

-GED Assessment Project
-Microsoft Certification 2010
-Notary Public Preparation
“The Rochester Educational Opportunity Center is an important resource for adult students in the Rochester area. The REOC will help students obtain the most out of their education and prepare them for good paying jobs in our community,” said Joe Robach.

For more education information, contact the office of Joe Robach.

JOE ROBACH WANTS TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE THEIR EDUCATION

Senator Joe Robach is proud to support the release of a new website designed to make it easier for students interested in obtaining an internship with any New York State government agency. Joe Robach understands how important internships are in enhancing one’s education.

As part of the New New York Leaders program, internship opportunities at all state agencies will be centralized at one website. In an effort to make it a one-stop shop for any student interested in an internship with a New York State agency, there will be links to opportunities with the NYS Senate, Assembly, Attorney General and Comptroller’s Office.

Students can visit http://www.nysinternships.com and apply directly to over 450 internships at state agencies or link to opportunities in other entities or branches of state government. The program is open to resident graduate and undergraduate students as well as students who obtain their education at schools in other states, but reside in New York. Opportunities include both paid and unpaid positions. Internships may include academic credit depending on the policy of the educational institution.

“This all in one website is a great tool to help the young people of NYS to obtain an internship in their field of choice and will allow them to gain real world experience,” says Senator Joe Robach. “The experience they will obtain during an internship will help make them become more competitive and marketable in the ever changing job market and enhance their overall education.”

For more information, please contact the office of Joe Robach.

SENATOR JOE ROBACH WANTS TO MAKE SURE CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES WHEN RESUMING THEIR EDUCATION IN THE FALL

After a great response from the community in 2011, Senator Joe Robach and his office are once again teaming up with the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet to benefit children. Similar to last summer, they will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for children prior to the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. Donations will be accepted through Friday, August 10th.  Joe Robach knows that adequate supplies are necessary for a good education. 

“The community had an overwhelming response last summer,” says Senator Joe Robach. “After realizing how much suppliesare needed for school children in our area, it was easy to partner once again with the clothes closet to make sure they can meet the demand.”

Supplies that are in demand include:
• Backpacks
• Pens – Blue and Black
• Pencils – Standard and Colored
• Rulers and protractors
• Lined paper and pads, composition paper
• Folders
• Post-It-Notes
• Basic calculators
• Glue sticks
• Highlighters

You can drop off back to education supplies at either the office of Senator Joe Robach, 2300 West Ridge Road in Greece, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or directly at the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet, 500 Maiden Lane in Greece, Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

For more information, contact the office of Joe Robach.

JOE ROBACH HONORS LIBRARIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY EDUCATION

In June, Senator Joe Robach attended the Rochester Regional Library Council’s Annual meeting to pay tribute to some of Rochester’s best libraries and the many contributions that they have made to public education.    At the meeting, RRLC honored its three Library of the Year award winners.  The libraries were nominated by their users, and the final decision was made by an independent panel of judges.

Joe Robach presented resolutions to the two winning libraries from his Senate District.  They were:

  • Brighton Memorial Library was the winner in the public library category. Library executive director Jennifer Ries-Taggart and her staff were on hand to receive their award.  Joe Robach presented a resolution to Brighton.
  • The Autumn Lane Elementary School Library was the winner in the school library category. Librarian Kate Boggs attended, along with her library colleagues. 

Joe Robach knows firsthand the importance of libraries to the Rochester community and to public education.  Senator Robach knows that they are an integral tool for lifelong education and learning. 

For more information about the resolutions presented to the award winners, contact Joe Robach or his office.