At Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, we believe that when parents succeed, their children succeed as well. Kendra Campbell is a true success story of the Two-Generation (Parent Achievement Zone: PAZ) work accomplished at BPN!
At Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, we believe that when parents succeed, their children succeed as well. Kendra Campbell is a true success story of the Two-Generation (Parent Achievement Zone: PAZ) work accomplished at BPN.
In 2016, Kendra began the process of achieving her career, education, and financial goals. At that time, our Housing Counselor/Financial Coach from Belmont Housing Resources of WNY, encouraged her to think about attending a financial education series hosted by PAZ and their partners. After completing the course, Kendra enrolled her son at the Children’s Academy powered by EduKids, Inc. while she worked to support her family.
While working and caring for her children, Kendra also enrolled full-time in nursing school. As she identified the need for additional supports, coaching from our PAZ team continued, and assisted Kendra secure employment with a consistent schedule, and scholarships to assist her with education, uniform and book costs. According to Kendra, the PAZ team went above and beyond the call of duty, providing daily check-ins, and help with completing paperwork. Above all, Kendra remembers the many words of encouragement.
“With the help of the entire PAZ team, I was able to graduate, with distinction. I also recently bought my own home. I could not have done it without the PAZ team, I owe so much to them!”
We are so proud of Kendra’s accomplishments and commitment despite the challenges that arose. A huge thank you goes to our wonderful partners at Belmont Housing Resources and SUNY Erie. Kendra’s story is one of many that continue to inspire us and help to build strong foundations with families in our community!
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is a long-term collaboration between M&T Bank and its community to empower schools, students, and families. We understand that learning and opportunity are intrinsically connected, and that success is most meaningful when its shared by everyone.