After several months of preparation at Compeer Rochester, I am finally able to begin reaching out and contacting businesses and organizations that other Fellows and I identified as assets in the Greater Rochester community. Developing partnerships is a challenge. However, I am noticing that the breadth and scope of Compeer’s reach expands with each new contact that is established…Networking really does work! I am truly enjoying and grateful for this opportunity to learn about the skill sets present in the people and places of this community. There is so much potential in Rochester, and it is encouraging to see people willing to work together collaboratively to better address the needs of the city’s residents. It is my hope that Compeer will be able to better serve our youth and adult clients who are affected by incarceration and mental illness as a result of this work with which I am presently engaged.
Compeer Rochester, Inc.
St. John Fisher College Alum