We offer direct programs in our Grant Street community classroom. Programs are collaboratively designed based on needs identified by children, youth, families, the community, and SUNY Buffalo State. Projected Fall 2017 Program Descriptions include:
Buffalo Beginnings — Lafayette Community School Afterschool Program
October 2017- June 2018
Introduces academic and literacy skills to newcomer refugee youth on Buffalo’s West Side.
Office for New Americans English as a Second Language (ESL)
Multilingual ESL: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm – 3pm
Burmese Speakers: Wednesday, Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm
An ESL instructor teaches recent immigrants and refugees introductory English skills. The Multilingual Class is taught in English, making it suitable for speakers of all languages. The Burmese class is taught in a blended fashion, making it most appropriate for students who speak Burmese or Karen.
Office for New Americans US Citizenship Classes
Thursday, Friday 5pm – 7pm
Saturday 12pm – 2pm
Community Coordinators and Buffalo State volunteers and service-learners support recent immigrants and refugees in preparation to take the US naturalization test. Classes on Tuesday and Wednesday are only during the summer, and are sponsored by Lafayette High School.
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