Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association

Arts Academy

The Corner Place Arts Academy 969 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620          (585) 256-2720   Spring Term 2010   |   March 3 to April 15 Wednesdays & Thursday    ages 6 to 12  

Arts Academy

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Vision Statement

We envision a comfortable and accessible meeting place for people to come together in our southeast neighborhood. We hope to draw upon the strengths of this diverse city neighborhood, where people from all economic backgrounds live and work together. We hope to build bridges between city and suburbs as we make use of the skills, gifts, and insights of church members, professionals, and neighbors. We believe that we are changed when social problems are translated into people stories. Through concrete acts of hospitality, healing, and acceptance, we seek to be faithful to Jesus' call to Love Thy Neighbor.

 How can you get involved?

The success of The Corner Place depends upon small offerings of time and talent from a large number of people from our churches and the community. It is when we know each other by name that social problems truly become people stories.

A site facilitator will always be present at The Corner Place for support and supervision. A checklist of all the possibilities for services and support is available. Please contact The Corner Place at 256-2720 to leave a voice message and have your call returned, or call the program coordinator, M. J. Pattison at 461-3653.


The Corner Place

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News from The Corner Place  

Attention: Neighborhood Women  

The Corner Place and New Life Church are partnering to establish a neighborhood women’s resource network and support group.  We would very much like to know of your interest and ideas about how you might like to see this develop. And we would love to tell you about some of our ideas.   Both daytime and evening meetings are possible.   You are invited…….   Wednesday Morning March 25th 11:30 – 1:00 to The Corner Place 969 Monroe Avenue For beading, basket decorating and conversation Light lunch will be served    Childcare provided    Free to all     RSVP is helpful for childcare arrangements. .   Also, please let us know of your interest for either more day time or evening meetings.  Respond by email  or Joyce Perry  at 244-3125

Literacy Programs

We begin the 6th year of tutoring and other literacy programs at School #35. Last year our volunteers served 53% of the children there and our goal is to maintain or improve that number in 2008-09. We have extended our tutoring services to include parents and other adults who need reading help, GED tutoring, or help for immigrant families in learning English.

Special thanks to Monroe Branch Library and to Winton Branch for sharing their Vista Volunteers in our mutual work to improve the lives of area families. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact Joyce Perry. Urgent Need for tutors who know basic Spanish to help with children in grades K-2 at #35 School.

New Partnerships with the Memorial Art Gallery and the Susan B. Anthony House will bring some exciting opportunities for children during early winter. An extended Arts Academy session is also planned for March and April 2009. Women’s Group

Plans are underway to launch a neighborhood group for women. This will be a club, open to all women, where we will come together for social, cultural, arts or educational opportunities. No fees or charges, just opportunities for a “girls’ night out.” Babysitting will be provided. This will be a joint effort with New Life Presbyterian Church, and we hope to announce the first meeting by late fall. If you would like to be on the planning committee to decide topics for the first several meetings, contact Joyce at. 244-3125 or