Dorothy Paige was born and raised in New York City. In 1980 she returned to Rochester where she had lived previously. She resides in the Dutchtown neighborhood of Rochester.
She has completed an A.A.S. Degree at MCC in Human Services.
In 2000 she completed her Bachelors Degree from SUNY Empire State College and continued her education in Counselor Education and English at SUNY Brockport.
She has previously worked for Action For A Better Community with the Head Start Program.
Ms. Paige joined Americorp in 1997 and began her assignment in the South Wedge working with the homeless and a Food Program that served 50-75 families a week.
Ms. Paige has also worked with the YMCA, Pathstone and Experience Works which assists people in the areas of homelessness, education, community organizing and employment.
Ms. Paige has been an active member of the community and has been involved in improving the lives of diverse populations in the city as a volunteer activist.
Ms. Paige is a single parent with two children who graduated from School of the Arts and East High School. One has received a Bachelors Degree and is working on a Masters Degree and the other has an MLS from University of Buffalo.