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RocGrowth 2021-06-03 * Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Success Stories

Please join us to hear Amy Bach, Founder and Executive Director of Measures for Justice, and Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester, discuss their organizations’ innovative approaches to tackling some of our community’s greatest challenges.

Measures for Justice (MFJ) equips communities with their own data to help solve systemic problems in criminal justice. Funded by some of the nation’s leading foundations, MFJ has just launched a new platform that helps police and prosecutor offices be transparent about their practices and accountable to their communities by publicly tracking monthly data and shared policy goals.

United Way has shown resilience and the ability to adapt to our community’s emerging philanthropic needs for over 100 years. Its efforts were recently recognized by global philanthropist MacKenzie Scott with a transformative $20 million gift. It was one of fewer than 400 recipients among 6,500 organizations considered.