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Fall Newsletter 2018

Posted 1 month ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a Partner Spotlight featuring The Teacher's Desk, M&T in the BPN Community, our Promise Scholars celebration, and The Children's Academy graduation.

BPN Celebrates the Promise Scholars

Posted 2 months ago

BPN hosts a celebratory evening for the Promise Scholars, including the very first cohort to graduate and head on to college.

Summer Newsletter 2018

Posted 4 months ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a Partner Spotlight on Independent Health, M&T in the BPN Community, and NFL Flag Football with Highgate Heights Elementary and Westminster Community Charter School.

Westminster Community Charter School and Highgate Heights Students Own the Field at New Era

Posted 5 months ago

Through a generous grant provided by the Buffalo Bills Foundation, 40 students took part in a flag football program, culminating at a game at New Era Field. 

M&T Bank, UB Athletics Host Fourth Annual ‘Basketball 101’ for Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Students

Posted 6 months ago

BUFFALO, NY — M&T Bank and the University at Buffalo Athletics Department teamed up to provide about 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Westminster Community Charter School and Highgate Heights Elementary School with a unique …

Wear Blue Jeans for Autism Awareness

Posted 6 months ago

Teachers, Alexandra Asis and Caitlin Finn, discuss their classrooms and Autism Awareness at Highgate Heights Elementary.

Spring Newsletter 2018

Posted 7 months ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a Partner Spotlight on Junior Achievement, a remembrance of Bob Wilmers, and a story about how the BPN schools celebrated Black History Month.

Robert Wilmers: Education Legacy

Posted 9 months ago

WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the legacy of Robert Wilmers will remain in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.

A Big Heart Makes a Big Difference

Posted 10 months ago

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's partnership with M&T Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters results in a happy mentoring relationship with Sydney and Ta'Naye!

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Promotes Student Giving Project

Posted 10 months ago

City students from Buffalo Promise Neighborhood schools participated in a lesson of giving.

Winter Newsletter

Posted 10 months ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a Partner Spotlight on Wegmans, a welcome to the new class of AmeriCorps members, and a Mentor Spotlight with a Big and Little from our Big Brothers Big Sisters …

Library brings new promise to Buffalo neighborhood [WBFO 88.7 FM]

Posted 1 year ago

The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood has a new library. The facility, fresh from a $500,000 rehab, is located in the Westminster Community Charter School, but is also available for families.

Back to School Newsletter 2017

Posted 1 year ago

Read about what's new in our Back to School edition of the BPN Newsletter.

Buffalo East Side library reopens to the public [WGRZ]

Posted 1 year ago

City officials gathered for an event that marked the near-complete renovation of the Westminster Community Charter School Library on Buffalo's East Side. The library went through almost half of one million dollars in …

Renovations unveiled at Westminster Community Charter School [WGRZ]

Posted 1 year ago

If you had a library renovation plan with a $500,000 budget, what would you build? For Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, their answer to that question will be unveiled at 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon, from the Westminster Community Charter School …

The Westminster Community Charter School Library will have a ribbon cutting [WGRZ]

Posted 1 year ago

A library on Buffalo's east side is re-opening today after a summer full of renovations. The Westminster Community Charter School Library will have a ribbon cutting today to mark the completion of the half million dollar project.

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood to Build Second Children’s Academy on Buffalo’s East Side [Buffalo Rising]

Posted 1 year ago

$1.6 Million Investment to Create ‘Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children’s Academy at Gerard Place’

East Side neighborhood will get second preschool [WBFO]

Posted 1 year ago

A brand new preschool will be opening next year in one of Buffalo's poorest neighborhoods. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood has announced that M&T Bank will be investing $1.6 million to create a second …

M&T to open new preschool in East Side's Promise Neighborhood [Buffalo News]

Posted 1 year ago

A new preschool is the next piece of the puzzle in an effort to change the lives of kids and families in one of Buffalo's poorest neighborhoods.

Summer Newsletter 2017

Posted 1 year ago

Read about what's new as we head into summer in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Summer Newsletter.

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