Conkey Cruisers

This grass roots neighborhood bicycling program in Rochester, N.Y., was inspired by Theresa Lou Bowick, a registered nurse who was determined to change the negative perception of exercise in her neighborhood.


More than a food pantry, Foodlink is developing innovative efforts to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to urban neighborhoods.

The Lily Cafe

A partnership of the United Way of Rochester, N.Y., Lifespan and the YMCA, the Caroline “Lily” Lobozzo Aging Resource Center – the Lily Café – promotes successful aging by providing an engaging atmosphere encompassing mind, body and spirit to combat isolation, promote community and encourage life-long learning.

Project Hope

Funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and managed by the Ibero-American Development Corporation, Project Hope supports grass roots effots towards neighborhood beautification, block club creation, healthy eating and more.

Rochester Walks

A partnership of the Center for Community Health, Action for a Better Community and the City of Rochester, the Rochester Walks initiative aims to get Rochester residents more physically active.