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Super Saturday - Fall Back to School

Posted 2 weeks ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School for our first Super Saturday - Fall Back to School

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided!

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult

Gerard Place Family Wellness Fair

Posted 1 month ago

Gerard Place is hosting a Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 10th from 12:30p-2:30p.

Location: Gerard Place Community Center, Building 3

Free lunch while supplies last

Free raffles, giveaways and health screenings

BPN Welcome Back Bash

Posted 2 months ago

Beat the Heat and join us on August 10 from 4:30p-6:30p on the Green at Westminster Community Charter School located at 24 Westminster Avenue.

We have lots of fun activities planned as well as a school supply and backpack giveaway - while …

BPN Graduation Season

Posted 3 months ago

In person graduation season was back in swing at our Early Learning education centers and Westminster Community Charter School.

Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Farmers Market

Posted 4 months ago

Join us every Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm from June 7 through October 25 for a Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Farmers Market in partnership with Massachusetts Avenue Project.

We will feature fresh in season fruits and vegetables from local farms …

BPN News You Can Use

Posted 4 months ago

There is a lot of good news to celebrate at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood!

Please take a moment to check out these stories.

Gerard Place Career Advancement Opportunities

Posted 5 months ago

Check out the career advancement opportunities available through Gerard Place and their community partners.

Westminster Community Charter School May Open House

Posted 5 months ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00am-Noon for our May Open House.

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided!

- Parents must accompany children - 

Independent Health Good For the Neighborhood Event

Posted 5 months ago

Another successful Independent Health Good for the Neighborhood event is in the books!

Please join us at our school-based events as we begin to open the doors to our school community.

Westminster Community Charter School April Open House

Posted 6 months ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School on Saturday, April 9 from 9:00am-Noon for our April Open house.

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided!

- Parents must accompany children - 

Independent Health Good for the Neighborhood Health & Wellness Event

Posted 6 months ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School on March 25 from 4:30pm-6:30pm for an Independent Health Good for the Neighborhood Health & Wellness Event.

Westminster Cafe is Hiring

Posted 7 months ago

Westminster Community Charter School is currently hiring and has immediate need for the following positions:

Part-time Server and Part-time Cashier

$15 per hour, maximum 30 hours per week, flexible daytime schedule, free breakfast …

UB School of Management - Free Tax Prep

Posted 8 months ago

UB School of Management is offering free tax prep on select dates through April 1st.

Gerard Place Community Center Programs

Posted 8 months ago

Interested in a pursuing a career in Culinary Arts? BPS Adult Education is currently recruiting for a Culinary Arts Basic Training Program hosted at Gerard Place.

Interested in hearing more? Call (716) 888-7088 X111 for …

Westminster Community Charter School is Hiring

Posted 10 months ago

Westminster Community Charter School is Hiring!

Come join our dedicated team of academic professionals.

Gerard Place Community Center Programs

Posted 10 months ago

Our partner, Gerard Place has some great program offerings that are open to the community!

Classes include but are not limited to: preventative services, infant safe sleep classes and the Senior Circle program.

Keeping the Pride in 14215

Posted 10 months ago

Keeping the Pride in 14215

Independent Health Good for the Neighborhood - Health & Wellness Event

Posted 1 year ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School on August 25, 2021 from 3:30pm-5:30pm for an Independent Health Good for the Neighborhood Health & Wellness Event

Welcome Back Event & Raffle

Posted 1 year ago

Join us on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Westminster Community Charter School for a Welcome Back Event & Raffle!

See the flyer for details and we hope to see you there!

2021 Summer Newsletter

Posted 1 year ago

Check out all of the amazing stories and stay connected with us on social media

Gerard Place Community Programs

Posted 1 year ago

Check out the latest and greatest community programming available at Gerard Place!

COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccination Webinar

Posted 1 year ago

Webinar on Youth/Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination - May 25, 2021 at Noon

 

This presentation hosted by Dr. Shaw and Dr. Blatt, who have specialties in pediatric medicine/infectious diseases. The event is sponsored by …

City of Buffalo Scrap It! Program

Posted 1 year ago

City of Buffalo Scrap It! Program begins June 6, 2021

COVID Vaccination Site

Posted 1 year ago

Gerard Place Community Center located at 2535 Bailey Avenue

June 14 and June 16 from 2:00pm-6:00pm

Please call (716) 897-9948 Ext. 121

Massachusetts Avenue Project Farmers Market

Posted 1 year ago

Only three Farmer's Markets remain: October 12, 19 and 26 so please be sure to join us!

Join us every Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm from June 8 through October 26 for a Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Farmers Market in partnership with Massachusetts …

RENEW Promise

Posted 1 year ago

At Westminster, our students, teachers, and families find opportunity in every new day.

Come join us and visit RENEW Promise!

THRIVE Vocational Education

Posted 1 year ago

Check out these offerings available through THRIVE.

Your Health Matters

Posted 1 year ago

Join us for a Community Health Panel on March 2, 2021 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

2021 Winter Newsletter

Posted 1 year ago

Check out all of the amazing stories and stay connected by following us on Social Media.

Adult Literacy Program

Posted 1 year ago

Make 2021 the Year to Achieve Your Dreams!

WCCS Black History Month 2021 Showcase

Posted 1 year ago

Please join us on February 23 as Westminster celebrates Black History Month with their 2021 Showcase. Virtual video link https://youtu.be/lIPdwphqtgU 

Gerard Place Community Center

Posted 1 year ago

Attention all families - please take advantage of the current offerings at Gerard Place.

Massachusetts Avenue Project

Posted 2 years ago

Attention all families - take advantage of the All Access Pass supplied by the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) when you visit our Mobile Market.

 

BPN Farmer's Market

Posted 2 years ago

Join us every Tuesday from June 23 through October 27, 2020 for a Farmer's Market in partnership with Massaschusetts Avenue Project.

WCCS 8th Grade Graduates

Posted 2 years ago

Join us as we celebrate our WCCS 8th Grade graduates!

2020 Spring Newsletter

Posted 2 years ago

Check out what our schools are doing for Distance Learning and stay connected by following us on Social Media.

BPN's Response to COVID-19

Posted 2 years ago

Read a message from our CEO regarding COVID-19

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Posted 2 years ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including our holiday celebrations, a UB dental partner spotlight, and Westminster's literacy and science nights!

Flag Football Kickoff at New Era

Posted 2 years ago

Read about our trip to the New Era Field sidelines!

National Mentor Month: Mindy

Posted 2 years ago

Mindy Ernle, a volunteer in our after school program at Westminster has experienced the bond of mentorship with a group of third graders that she has been working with for three years now, click to read about her experience.

Parent Spotlight: Kendra

Posted 2 years ago

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!

Partner Spotlight: Amanda

Posted 2 years ago

It takes a village to make a difference! That's why we're grateful to our partners like Gerard Place. Read more about Amanda who is the Literacy & High School Equivalency Educator at Gerard Place.

Community Spotlight: The Garmon's

Posted 2 years ago

We would like to shine a spotlight on some of our esteemed community members, Pastor and Mrs. Garmon. Read their story here!

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Posted 3 years ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a Gerard Place partner spotlight, our new Playworks program, first day of school and M&T volunteers in our community!

Promise Scholar Spotlight: Malonya

Posted 3 years ago

Malonya is a Promise Scholar in her senior year. Read her story!

Eight Days of Hope Comes to Our Neighborhood!

Posted 3 years ago

Read about the amazing transformations in our neighborhood completed by Eight Days of Hope and their team of volunteers!

Partner Spotlight: The Tool Library

Posted 3 years ago

Read about one of our partners, The University District Tool Library!

Summer Newsletter 2019

Posted 3 years ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including the Westminster Community Charter School Plaza Events Performance, the Promise Scholars Celebration, and the end of the year carnival at Saturday Academy!

Promise Scholar Spotlight: Lamar

Posted 3 years ago

Lamar is a Promise Scholar entering his sophomore year at Canisius High School. Read his story!

Spring Newsletter 2019

Posted 3 years ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including a conversation with Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, our visit with the Buffalo Bills and The Children's Academies' new therapy rooms!

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

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.