In partnership with Westminster Economic Initiative (WEDI), Journey’s End Refugee Services, and West Side Community Services, the CAC developed Buffalo Beginnings as an educational program that supported newcomer refugee youth in their transition into Buffalo schools and life in the U.S. urban environment. Originally our bridge program offered students before enrolled in school.
Currently Buffalo Beginnings is an after school and summer program located at West Side Community Services. Our current schedule is Mondays-Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. We offer English as a New Language (ENL) instruction that is integrated with academic and practical literacy content. Throughout the course of the program, students acquire basic English language skills as well as knowledge and practical skills that help them adjust to and succeed in their new environment. Additionally, Buffalo State volunteers and service-learners work with students to help with homework and to support the development of academic skills and content being delivered during the school day.
Please call 716-878-3289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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