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Who We Are

RYY places talented recent graduates of Rochester area colleges in community-based organizations for one year to create, innovate, or expand initiatives that address the various challenges facing youth and families in the City of Rochester.


Fellowship Details

Rochester Youth Year is an AmeriCorps VISTA-sponsored social justice fellowship that strives to eradicate poverty for Rochester youth and families, strengthen communities, and promote community-centered leadership. VISTAs perform indirect, capacity-building service …


About Us

Rochester Youth Year (RYY) is a social justice fellowship sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA and administered by the Rochester Regional Network (RRN), a consortium of 8 local colleges. RYY connects passionate graduates with …

Since 2008

Our Impact

VISTAs completed a year of service
community volunteers were engaged
hours were served by community volunteers
dollars of cash and in-kind resources were leveraged