Head of Action for a Better Community receives state award

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. β€” A big honor was presented to the head of a Rochester-based nonprofit.

On Thursday, Jerome Underwood received the 2022 leadership award from the New York State Community Action Association. He’s the president and CEO of Action for a Better Community. Its mission is to promote and provide opportunities for low-income people and families so they can become self-sufficient.

“The work that our network does, not just the New York State network but the national community action partnership, we are the anti-poverty army of this country,” Underwood said. β€œTo be recognized for doing what most of us are called to do is humbling so I’m grateful for that.”

Underwood was presented with the award at a luncheon today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown.