Leonard Brock’s next step

After five years as leader of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, he has chosen a different path to combat racial and economic inequities.

A new risk for the homeless

Those housed in area shelters are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. And providers working to protect residents face their own challenges.

A lifesaving lesson from 1918

As Rochester’s effective response to the Spanish flu illustrates, what we do now about COVID-19 really matters.

Rochester and the coronavirus crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to Rochester. Most Beacon readers, however, are optimistic about the region’s ability to respond effectively to the health and economic emergency.

A united response to the coronavirus

Monroe County, the United Way and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are working together to address community needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.