Head of Action for a Better Community receives state award
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — 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. “To 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.