Check out our Community Educator Spotlights for the month of July

Carly Wise – Levick

July 12 | Couponing for Beginners   July 26 | How to Save Money Back to School Shopping

Carly Wise-Levick is a money saving guru, blogger, & entrepreneur, who has almost two decades of experience saving money.  She has taught classes for colleges, nonprofits and community groups, teaching people how to save money.  A true couponing queen, one of her most favorite accomplishments is not paying for gas for 5 years.

Rawson Duckett | Urban Gardener

July 12 | How to Compost in Containers

July 19 | How to Plant An Herb Container Garden

About Rawson Duckett
Rawson Duckett is a urban farming expert and edible landscaper. His philosophy is that food is medicine, medicine Is food, as well as that gardening at home is therapeutic & saves money as well as trips to the doctor.

He founded Flower City Roots to be a for hire garden consultant, private garden instructor and garden installer.

He also converts abandoned city lots into edible and medicinal lots as a way to reduce food deserts within the city.

Marcus Bowens | Dancer 

June 3, 10, 17, 24,& 31: Hip Hop Cardio

About Marcus Bowens 

Marcus has created, trained and taught hip hop dance for over 10 years. Beginning at the age of 10 in the world of freestyle hip hop dance, has since become a versatile and dynamic choreographer. He is also skilled in contemporary modern, African step, Caribbean dancehall and Irish step dance.

Marcus has been a co-creator in multiple projects with SUNY Brockport professor and Drumcliffe School of Irish Dance artistic director, Edward Murphy. These projects included infusing hip hop and African step dance with Irish step dance. Marcus has also trained under scholarship with the highly acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Company. He has performed in multiple SUNY Brockport annual Sankofa dance shows. Marcus currently teaches hip hop choreography to new students. 

 Alivia “Dulce” Ruiz | Graphic Designer & Artist

July 13, 20, 27: Paint & Sip Potter Workshop

Time: 7-9 PM | Register:

About Alivia

Alivia’s love for painting when she was just a toddler. Armed with paper, crayons, and markers she would draw for hours thus starting a love for all things creative. Since then Alivia has nurtured her innate talent by learning to work with a plethora of mediums. She centered her professional studies on acrylic & watercolor but also creates handmade jewelry, garden sculptures, pottery, murals, and animations.
She currently works as a graphic designer at SUNY Geneseo, creating informational materials for college departments, along with other student centered projects.
When she’s not working professionally she continues to hone her craft through teaching art and using it as an enticing vehicle to elicit change.