When Parents Succeed So Do Their Kids. Families are best positioned to thrive when parents and children have the opportunity to succeed together. Two-generation programs help parents gain new skills while their children receive high-quality education. That’s why we created a Parent Achievement Zone to help families succeed together.
Behind Our Approach
Research shows that one-on-one coaching leads to better, longer lasting outcomes. Buffalo Promise Neighborhood partners with Erie Community College and Belmont Housing Resources to support families in achieving their goals through BPN’s Parent Achievement Zone (PAZ). Parents work one-on-one with PAZ coaches on financial stability, career success and family wellbeing right on-site at their child’s school.
What We Do
Financial education transforms lives. Working with PAZ Financial coaches from Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, parents and families develop money management habits, moving them toward the goal of increased financial independence. The ongoing process creates confidence—and results.
BPN parents can work with PAZ career coaches from ECC One Stop to set career goals and develop personalized plans for success. Through the program, parents can consider a career change, work towards continuing education, learn workplace success strategies and get help matching their interests and skills with high-demand job areas.
With PAZ Parents-as-Teachers (PAT) Specialists, parents learn new strategies to promote their child’s success in school. PAZ helps create goal plans customized to your child’s individual developmental needs and helps create learning opportunities like family reading and setting up study routines.
- Over 250 families setting goals with PAZ Coaches
- 150 children with improved school attendance
- 129 reduced debt and improved credit
- 70 jobs attained
- 50 families reading nightly
- 46 increased annual income
- 30 purchased assets
- $500,000 to families in tax refunds and fees avoided