ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing nearly $16 million into efforts to fight poverty in Rochester.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Wednesday during a visit to the city.

Some of the money will go to a new workforce development center operated by Monroe County Community College at Eastman Business Park.

Another portion of the funds will support a two-year mentoring program that will assist adults who are currently living below the poverty line but who want to become self-sufficient.

A final chunk of the money will fund a work-scholarship program for local high school students. The initiative combines academic help, college preparation, career development and a part-time job.

The state's investment is being matched by private funding.


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