We currently offer remote programs for community members of all ages. Programs are collaboratively designed based on needs identified by children, youth, families, the community, and SUNY Buffalo State. Please view our CAC Program Report for recent data.
Buffalo Beginnings is running this year as two programs funded by the Cullen Foundation. Both programs are offered to multilingual families in the Buffalo community and include family engagement activities, virtual home visits, and desktops provided by Mission Ignite and additional support from M&T Bank.
English as a New Language (ENL)
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
English class suitable for intermediate and advanced students.
U.S. Citizenship Classes
Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Prepares recent immigrants and former refugees to take the U.S. naturalization exam.
Part-time AmeriCorps ABLES
Engages Buffalo State students in 300 hours of service in CAC educational programs and leadership development to earn an education award. Students provide direct service to community students utilizing their unique skills and talents.
CAC Summer Youth Program Schedule
Starts July 6 - August 13, 2021
Global Youth Leaders Program
July 6 - August 13, 2021
A high school program for multilingual students which provides career, college, and community exploration. This summer, students will prepare and lead activities for both the STEAM and Bridge Programs while developing leadership, communication, and other professional skills.
Buffalo State College STEAM Program
August 2nd, 2021 – August 6th, 2021
Engages middle school students in grades 5-8 in a project-based, STEAM focused curriculum. The one week program will feature several guest experts in various STEAM fields along with field trips and exciting activities. This program will continue throughout the school year as an after-school program.
Buffalo Beginnings Bridge
August 9th, 2021 – August 13th, 2021
Buffalo Beginnings Bridge is running this summer as a one-week program funded by the Cullen Foundation. This program is offered to recently resettled families in the Buffalo community and includes family engagement activities, virtual home visits, through support from Mission Ignite, and additional support from M&T Bank.
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