Doology: Prevention of Hopelessness and Homelessness

The first annual "Doology: Prevention of Hopelessness and Homelessness" was a major success! With an attendance of over 100 adults and children, the program featured gospel singing, African dance, award presentations, and a vocal tribute to the late singer Odetta.

Minister Lawrance Lee Evans gave award certificates to the House of Mercy, an organization in northeast Rochester that provides food and temporary housing to people in need; Brother Darryl Porter, a longtime supporter of the Institute, now special assistant to Rochester mayor Robert Duffy; and Sister Ester Gliwinski, a teacher in the Rochester City School District who regularly donates supplies to the Charles Riley Tutorial Program.

Minister Evans encouraged the audience to give back to those who helped them.