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BPN Holistic Approach to Financial Health

Posted 5 days ago

There is a lot of good news to celebrate at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood! Please take a moment to check out these stories.

BPN Two-Gen Approach - One Success Story at a Time

Posted 5 days ago

There is a lot of good news at celebrate at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood! Please take a moment and check out these stories.

CANCELLED WCCS Super Saturday - A November Sky

Posted 2 weeks ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School for our November Super Saturday - A November Sky! Takeout bagged lunch will be supplied. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Super Saturday - Trail of Treats

Posted 1 month ago

Join us at Westminster Community Charter School for our October Super Saturday - Trail of Treats! Free breakfast & lunch will be provided. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Super Saturday - Fall Back to School

Posted 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 supplies …

BPN Graduation Season

Posted 5 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 6 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 and various …

BPN News You Can Use

Posted 6 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 7 months ago

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

Westminster Community Charter School May Open House

Posted 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 & lunch, …

UB School of Management - Free Tax Prep

Posted 10 months ago

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

Gerard Place Community Center Programs

Posted 10 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 details.  

Westminster Community Charter School is Hiring

Posted 1 year ago

Westminster Community Charter School is Hiring! Come join our dedicated team of academic professionals.

Gerard Place Community Center Programs

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 the Youth and …

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 Avenue …

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

WCCS Celebrates the Coding Club

Posted 3 years ago

M&T Bank volunteers host a fun and educational Coding Club at Westminster Community Charter School. Read more about the club and the celebration of their successful completion!

The Buffalo Bills Visit Our Schools

Posted 3 years ago

Read about the Buffalo Bills visit to Highgate Heights!

Winter Newsletter 2019

Posted 3 years ago

Read about what's new in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including the opening of our second Children's Academy location at Gerard Place, M&T in the BPN Community, our holiday celebrations, and a partner spotlight featuring WNY united.

Mentoring Matters: Kim & Ciraha

Posted 3 years ago

Kim, one of our newest M&T Bank mentors tells us about her journey with her new little, Ciraha!

Mentoring Matters: Brad & Artie

Posted 3 years ago

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Brad discusses his experience as a BPN mentor!

Mentoring Matters: Renee & Heaven

Posted 3 years ago

One of our BPN Mentors, Renee, tells us about her experience as Big Sister!

BPN Celebrates the Promise Scholars

Posted 4 years ago

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

Buffalo East Side library reopens to the public [WGRZ]

Posted 5 years 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. 

Renovations unveiled at Westminster Community Charter School [WGRZ]

Posted 5 years 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 5 years 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.

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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.