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May 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us at Oak Hill Country Club on Tuesday, May 24th to hear Victor Saunders talk present “We did not get here overnight”


Compared with cities its size, Rochester ranks as the number one worst city in the United States for child poverty, with 48% of our city’s children in poverty. We are first in the nation in the rate of extreme poverty, with 15% of the city’s population living in deep poverty (2020 U.S. Census data, 2015 – 2019. ). Currently, we are coming off a year with the worst number of homicides in our city’s history. We did not get here overnight, but we have a plan to turn the tide and bring our city back to the pride of upstate it once was.

Victor T. Saunders has served the City of Rochester and its youth for over 25 years. As a founding member and former Supervisor of Youth Intervention Specialists for the Pathways to Peace Youth Initiative from 1998-2014. A Street-Level Outreach Team that works to give alternatives to Gang involved and violent-prone youth. Most recently he was the Lead Therapeutic Crisis Intervention & Prevention Specialist for Roberto Clemente School #8 of the Rochester City School District for the Center for Youth Services. Mr. Saunders has recently been chosen to be Mayor Malik Evans Advisor on Violence Prevention Programs for the city of Rochester.  The City of Rochester’s violence prevention programs will now be centralized under the auspices of the Mayor’s Office and led by Special Advisor to the Mayor Victor Saunders. Pathways to Peace, the Office of Neighborhood Safety, and the Peacemaker Fellowship program will all report directly to Saunders, a key member of the new mayoral administration’s senior leadership team.



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