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Supporting local youth

Raising a Generation to Lead

Join our efforts to improve our community

Every parent should feel that their child is safe in their community. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. The cycle of violence in the Rochester area doesn't have to continue. M2 (Squared) Foundation For Peace and Social Change aims to break that cycle through youth education and adult support programs.

Established in 2017, our foundation is committed to raising our youngest generation to lead. We work hand-in-hand with local families, providing educational and emotional support. Our children should have all of the tools they need to reach a lifetime of success. We do what we can to support them while decreasing the potential for violence in the city of Rochester.

Your donations matter

When you donate to our foundation, you're supporting youth leadership efforts and programs for the parents of homicide victims. Our programs include:

  • Scholarships for Franklin High School students
  • Outreach programs in local schools
  • After school recreational programs
  • Luncheons and retreats for parents of victims
  • Funeral funds to help families of homicide victims pay for their service
We also run the Peacemaker Garden, a space for the families of homicide victims to remember and honor their late loved ones. Learn more about our foundation now by watching our documentary at

Creating the foundation for a better community

A strong community is built by our youth. That's why it's so essential to guide them and help them establish leadership skills. Our founder built this organization after losing her husband in 1993 and her son in 2014 to homicide. She's now supported by an executive community and board who together work to create programs and events in the area.

If you want to get involved in M2 (Squared) Foundation For Peace and Social Change, you can donate or volunteer with us. Meet with one of our team members today to find out more about our organization.

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See What People Have To Say...

"I really enjoyed the luncheon, I can tell the a lot of love and care put into this luncheon. The luncheon to me was an acknowledgment of letting us know we are not alone. For me it also was a day to just sit back and be pampered. The most thing that had me emotional was the plaque with our son's name on it, along with the words that was written also I was (am ) looking forward to this again. Coming together like this reminds me we are not alone, it's okay to enjoy life regardless of the circumstance."

Retha Rogers

Hello, I enjoyed Eddie Blanding. His testimony was very touching. I also enjoyed being escorted and waited on, It was my birthday that day and I woke up very emotional because it was tradition for me to have dinner with my kids for my special day. It was the first birthday that I had to celebrate without me son. Your luncheon help to sooth that a little bit.

Marcella Cunningham