His Branches Community
is active in several neighborhood initiatives that foster a greater sense of belonging, personal investment, and hope.
In the 19th Ward neighborhood, we sponsor the Arnett Block Association whose activities help improve safety and sense of community through activities such as the annual block party, a neighborhood garden, and programs at the Arnett Branch library.
In the Beechwood neighborhood, we are working together with organizations such as Connected Communities, 441 Ministries, and the Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center on neighborhood revitalization.
On a broader community-wide basis, we are involved in a number of peacemaking activities with like-minded citizens by participating in the creation of an anti-gun violence video, The Front Row, and its sequel, Creating Hope. In partnership with the Rochester Police, we have been a site for a successful gun buyback program.