A Virtual, Livestream Community Celebration

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With special performances by Rochester's own:

DaniellePonder

Danielle Ponder

Singer, Songwriter, and Producer

ArmaniSmall

Armani Small

Poet & Youth Organizer

Center for Teen Empowerment

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANDREA ELLIOTT
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of Invisible Child

Andrea is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of Invisible Child, who has dedicated her career to unflinching, eye-opening reporting on the human cost of structural inequality.

Her tenacious reporting reveals the devastation of racism and inequality, in a “searing account of poverty and addiction, and of the city and country’s repeated failures to address those issues” (The New York Times).

Andrea said her greatest hope “is that Invisible Child will open people’s eyes to how poverty, homelessness, and structural racism play out, on the ground. And that to see into the life of this one, brave child – from her deepest burdens to her greatest hopes – is to see our nation in all its dimensions.”

Jerome-Underwood

Jerome Underwood
President & CEO
Action for a Better Community

Live Q&A Community Discussion with Andrea Elliott

The keynote address will be followed by a live community discussion moderated by Jerome Underwood.

Throughout his career, Jerome has always used his platform to give back and improve the lives of our community's most vulnerable individuals and families. Holding an MBA in Finance from RIT, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College, Jerome is a graduate and present faculty member of the 100-year-old United Way’s African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP).

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CCSI COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AWARDS

Through our Transforming and Sustaining a Culture of Equity: A Data Learning Collaborative, community-based organizations (CBOs) have been coming together since April, bringing technical expertise and real-world community experience, to "measure what matters.” With an equity lens, this group has been working to use data to understand performance, drive improvement, and maximize impact. We’ll be making awards of up to $20,000 in consultation services to CBOs to support the continued advancement of their data analytic and equity work.

Simeon-Banister

Simeon Banister
Executive Vice President
Rochester Area Community Foundation

This award will be presented by Simeon Banister, the transitional Executive Vice President, and incoming President and CEO for the Rochester Area Community Foundation (in October 2022). He serves as a President of the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and also serves on the boards of the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Congressional Award Foundation, The Children’s Agenda, and the Genesee Land Trust.

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WE ARE PLEASED TO AWARD OUR IMPACT AWARDS, RECOGNIZING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR CRITICAL WORK

STATEWIDE IMPACT PARTNER HONOREE

HarveyRosenthal

Harvey Rosenthal
Chief Executive Officer
New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS)

Harvey Rosenthal and New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) have partnered with CCSI for more than 15 years, supporting and amplifying our work in the areas of Cultural Competence and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). We've also worked together to transform the way communities respond to individuals experiencing mental health crises. As the longstanding CEO of NYAPRS, Harvey has been a tireless and extremely effective advocate for transforming the way mental health services are funded and delivered. He helps to reduce the stigma that can prevent individuals from getting the help they need and supports the advancement of peers as a key component of the service delivery system.

COMMUNITY IMPACT PARTNER HONOREES

SaraTaylor

Sara Taylor
Founder
BIPOC PEEEEEK

In communities across Rochester and Buffalo, Sara Taylor educates providers and other partners in the area of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to provide a strong conduit to bringing the voice of Black and brown parents into planning and decision-making. She works with CCSI to support the implementation of the community hub funded by the Systems Integration Project, and she provides specialized training to Monroe County's Family Access and Connection Team (FACT) and FACT's partners.

RaquanPrideGreen

Raquan Pride-Green
Executive Director
Blueprint 15

Blueprint 15 is an organization working to revitalize the area around the former 15th Ward in Syracuse, a thriving Black community that was demolished when Interstate 81 was built. While this work is Raquan Pride-Green's primary focus, as the former Program Manager for Onondaga County's Promise Zone initiative, he remains connected to Promise Zone and the Family Support for Student Success Program, supporting their work.

CCSI IMPACT HONOREE

DonnaPeri

Donna Peri
Senior Director – Contracting and Procurement (and former Sr. Vice President)
Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

Donna Peri has been with CCSI since its inception and brings nearly 29 years of experience in behavioral health and not-for-profit finance, as well as contract and business management. She has played a significant role in shaping how our organization has evolved, from her expertise in understanding New York State funding streams – and how to maximize the impact of state funding at the local level – to her role in managing customer relationships and to the work she has done internally to guide and mentor emerging leaders.

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THANK YOU TO OUR IMPACT PARTNER WOODS OVIATT GILMAN LLP FOR SUPPORTING OUR VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!

IMPACT PARTNER

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RESILIENCE PARTNERS

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

ESL Federal Credit Union

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS)

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Thank you to all of our partners who have supported our 30th Anniversary this year!

Aenon Missionary Baptist Church

Binghamton University Community Schools Regional Network

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Common Ground Health

Mental Health Association in New York State’s (MHANYS) School Mental Health Resource and Training Center

Monroe County Office of Mental Health

New York Medical College

New York State Department of Health

New York State Office of Mental Health

Rochester Colonial

Rochester RHIO

The Hub585

Ubuntu Village Works

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING AND CLOSED CAPTIONING WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT

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