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Community Outreach

Through more intentional partnerships, the College and the Center for Sustainability have worked to generate mutual benefit for our students and community partners.

St. John Fisher College is an integral part of the Rochester community. Through extensive civic and community engagement, the College's students, faculty, and staff contributed over 400,000 hours of work in 2015 to a wide variety of organizations (see Economic Impact Study [pdf]). The Center for Sustainability works to support these efforts and provide new opportunities to engage in work that contributes to the sustainability of our region and world.

Key Community Partners

  • The Fast Forward Film Festival is a Rochester, NY short environmental film festival.
    Fast Forward Film Festival

    The Fast Forward Film Festival accepts short films that link our Rochester community to the environment that we depend on. It celebrates our collective creativity, connection to nature, and hopes and dreams of youth and adults alike.

    Through Festival Level sponsorship of the festival, Fisher is a partner in Fast Forward's sustainability goals. Through this partnership, we bring workshops, screenings, and classroom opportunities to the campus.

    Visit FFFF
  • Genesee RiverWatch works to improve the water quality and connection to the Genesee River.
    Genesee RiverWatch

    Genesee RiverWatch's mission is: To champion solutions that improve the water quality of the Genesee and initiatives that connect people to the River. Through Service Learning and volunteer opportunities, Fisher students have contributed scientific, educational, and policy efforts to help improve the community's connection to the river.

    Visit Genesee RiverWatch