All posts by Bruce E. Smail

About Bruce E. Smail

I am the Executive Director of the MOCHA Center. We have offices in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. Our mission is to improve health and wellness in communities of color through intervention and service with an emphasis on LGBTQ programming.

2015 Survey

The MOCHA Center, Inc. is conducting a survey in Rochester and Buffalo New York. This survey is designed to help The MOCHA Center assess its programs and services for LGBTQ Communities of Color as well as explore new ones. This survey is CONFIDENTIAL and available online from August 3, 2015 to August 31, 2015. While the survey asks personal questions and your opinions, it is an ANONYMOUS survey. Completing the survey serves as your consent and agreement for The MOCHA Center to utilize, analyze, and report aggregate findings. Please help us obtain as much feedback as possible by sharing this link with others who use or might use The MOCHA Center in Rochester and Buffalo New York.

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The MOCHA Center 2015 Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JM7DYSS

We thank you for your continued support of The MOCHA Center.

Bruce E. Smail, M.A.
Executive Director

Jasán M. Ward
Senior Director of Programs & Evaluation

Join The MOCHA Center Team

PrideFestivalThe MOCHA Center is still looking for two HIV Prevention Specialists — one in Buffalo and one in Rochester. If you have experience in HIV Prevention, served LGBT, HIV, and/or Communities of Color, and a passion for advocacy — we strongly urge you to apply. Please review the job announcement, be sure you qualify, and follow the application instructions. Applications received by Friday, September 4 at 5pm ET will have priority consideration. We will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled. Join the excitement of The MOCHA Center in Buffalo and Rochester. Job Announcement: 20150817_HIVPreventionSpecialist_BUF-ROC

HIV STOPS WITH ME LAUNCH @ MOCHA SOIREE

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Be a part of the HIV STOPS WITH ME campaign launch at the MOCHA SOIREE on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Ballroom 384 in Rochester. Tickets are $50 and available at http://www.mochasoiree.eventbrite.com. Meet the spokesmodels, listen to great jazz by Trio More, enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne, bid on the silent auction, and have a few drinks at the cash bar. It is an opportunity to mix and mingle with the community and find out the latest about The MOCHA Center as well as the New York State’s campaign – HIV STOPS WITH ME. Tickets are on sale until Thursday, March 12 — you don’t want to miss this event.