Fighting Poverty Together

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) is a multi-sector community collaborative with a goal to improve quality of life by reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency.

Who we are

We have set out to fight poverty in a meaningful way. Pervasive, long-standing, deeply rooted poverty is the greatest crisis the Rochester area has ever faced. Without a new approach, it will continue to get worse.

Mission statement

“RMAPI aims to break the cycle of poverty by shifting power to enable upward mobility for all families”

History of RMAPI

In 2013, our community received a wake-up call. A report from the Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester showed that Rochester had some ….

Collective Impact in Rochester

In Rochester, partners are working together in new and innovative ways to address poverty. Service providers have come together to make processes more streamlined and basic needs more accessible and affordable.

The team

The RMAPI backbone staff keeps the entire collective coordinated, accountable, and moving forward together toward our mutual poverty-reduction goals.

Poverty in Rochester
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What Makes RMAPI Different
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RMAPI’s Collective Impact
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