Press Coverage of the Rochester River Charter School


Joel T. Helfrich, "The Rochester River School: Humane Education to Confront Educational Injustice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Rochester, New York," in Anthony J. Nocella II, K. Animashaun Ducre, and John Lupinacci, eds., Addressing Environmental and Food Justice toward Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).


"Education Spotlight: Rochester River School," Olivia Bauso,  Rochester Brainery blog, March 19, 2017,
https://rochesterbrainery.com/blogs/rochester-brainery/education-spotlight-rochester-river-school


"Rochester River Charter School proposal advances," Justin Murphy, Democrat & Chronicle, March, 6, 2017,
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/03/06/rochester-river-school-steam-academy-suny/98799254/



"Rochester River Charter School Raising Funds to Complete SUNY Application," Minority Reporter, January 30, 2017,
http://minorityreporter.net/rochester-river-charter-school-raising-funds-to-submit-suny-application/


"Genesee River, New York - Joel Helfrich", Watermark Project, January, 2017
https://www.watermarkproject.ca/watermark/a0d0B00000G5lL0QAJ


"Rochester River School: Join Us!", Lake Affect magazine, Volume 50, page 46



"Connections: Arshay Cooper And How Rowing Can Change The Lives Of Urban Youth", Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI News 1370AM, October 7, 2016
http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-arshay-cooper-and-how-rowing-can-change-lives-urban-youth


"Connections: Building a School from Scratch", Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI News 1370AM, August 26, 2016
http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-building-school-scratch


"Fundraiser to Launch Rochester River School", Joel Helfrich, Rochester Subway, August 14, 2016
http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2016/08/fundraiser-to-launch-rochester-river-school/


"Joel Helfrich, Rochester River School: Proposed First Vegan Public School in the U.S", interview with Caryn Beth Hartglass on Responsible Eating And Living Worldwide, Inc.'s "IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD", July 12, 2016
http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/favorites/joel-helfrich-rochester-river-school/


"The Rochester River School: Promoting A Vegan Ethic While Educating Generations Of Solutionaries", Joel Helfrich, HappyCow Veggie Blog, July 12, 2016
https://www.happycow.net/blog/rochester-river-school-promoting-vegan-ethic-educating-generations-solutionaries/


The Rochester River School: Educating Generations of Solutionaries,” Cheryl Dobbertin and Joel Helfrich, The Rutabaga Rap (Abundance Cooperative Market), page 4, July-August 2016
http://abundance.coop/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Rutabaga-Rap-July-Aug-2016-final-for-web.pdf


"Votes Are In: Our Next Round Up at the Register Nonprofits", Abundance Food Co-op, June 24, 2016


"Meeting held to discuss idea for vegan school in Rochester", 13WHAM ABC, June 19, 2016
http://13wham.com/news/local/meeting-held-to-discuss-idea-for-vegan-school-in-rochester


"Integrated magnet schools plan gets support", Justin Murphy, Democrat and Chronicle, June 9, 2016
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/06/09/great-schools-for-all-rcsd-integrated-schools/85652498/


"Rochester Area Vegan Society to host Rochester River School educator," Irondequoit Post, May 31, 2016
http://www.irondequoitpost.com/article/20160531/NEWS/160539963


"Rochester River School to Be the First K-12 to Go Vegan", Joe Loria, Mercy For Animals, May 12, 2016
http://www.mfablog.org/rochester-river-school-to-be-first-vegan


"Country's First Self-Sustaining Vegan School (K-12) in Rochester, NY," Live Vegan, May 11, 2016,
http://www.livevegan.org/index.php/meatout-mondays/tag/rochester%20river%20school


"Rochester in the Process of Getting Its Own Vegan School!" clearlyveg, May 4, 2016
https://www.clearlyveg.com/blog/2016/05/04/rochester-the-process-getting-its-own-vegan-school


"V is for ‘Vegan’: Plant-Based School Lunches on the Rise", Jill Ettinger, Organic Authority, May 4, 2016
http://www.organicauthority.com/v-is-for-vegan-plant-based-school-lunches-on-the-rise


"Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School", Anna Starostinetskaya, VegNews, May 3, 2016
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=7791&catId=1


"Rochester could get a vegan, self-sustaining school", ecorazzi, May 2, 2016
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/05/02/rochester-could-get-a-vegan-self-sustaining-school/


"Public school proposes vegan lunch menu for 'humane education'", EAGnews.org, May 2, 2016
http://eagnews.org/public-school-proposes-vegan-lunch-menu-for-humane-education/


"Rochester River School could be first vegan school in the area",  Rebecca Leclair, WHEC-TV,  May 2, 2016
http://www.whec.com/news/rochester-river-school/4123797/?cat=565



"Proposed School Plans Vegan, Outdoor Lessons", Jordan Mazza, Time Warner Cable News, April 30, 2016
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2016/04/30/proposed-school-plans-vegan--outdoor-lessons.html


"Proposed Rochester River School swimming upstream," Justin Murphy, The Tennessean, April 25, 2016,
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/04/25/proposed-rochester-river-school-swimming-upstream/80766332/


NEWS RELEASE, April 20, 2016


"Rochester River School Sounds Call for Action", Joel Helfrich,  Page 13 of The Wedge Newspaper, April/May 2016, Vol. 38, No. 2
http://swpc.org/community/the-wedge-newspaper/


"The Genesee River: The Key to Educating Generations of Solutionaries", Joel Helfrich, RochesterSubway.com, March 20, 2016
http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2016/03/genesee-river-the-key-to-educating-generations-of-solutionaries/#more-12258


"Upstream swim for school plan", Justin Murphy, Democrat and Chronicle, February 29, 2016
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/


Rochester Area Vegan Society presentation, November 2015


Connections with Evan Dawson,” WXXI Radio 1370 AM (Rochester)/WEOS 89.5 FM (Geneva), May 2015
http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-rochester-river-school



Pichardo ‘15 Advances in NYBPC,” Daily Update (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Apr. 2015
http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18630


Broken Spear Vision” with George Payne, Mar. 2015
http://www.rochesterfreeradio.com


Pichardo ’15 Receives Presidential Service Award,” Daily Update (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Feb. 2015
http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18472


Connections with Evan Dawson,” WXXI Radio 1370 AM (Rochester)/WEOS 89.5 FM (Geneva), Dec. 2014
http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-humane-education-rochester


Pitch 2015 Semi-Finalists Announced,” Daily Update (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Dec. 2014
http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18361


What Makes a Good School?: A Community Forum/Discussion,” Rochester Museum & Science Center, Dec. 2014


"Pichardo ’15, Helfrich Design a School," Daily Update (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Nov. 2014
https://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18283