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.
English as a New Language (ENL)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
An ENL instructor teaches recent immigrants, refugees, and newcomers introductory English skills. The ESL Class is taught in English, making it suitable for speakers of all languages.
U.S. Citizenship Classes
Wednesday 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Saturday 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Instructors and Buffalo State volunteers and service-learners support recent immigrants, refugees, and newcomers in preparation to take the U.S. naturalization test.
Buffalo Beginnings Bridge Program
Summer 2020 dates TBD
Introduces academic and literacy skills to newcomer refugee youth on Buffalo’s West Side.
Start date: October 11, 2019
Every Friday from 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Afterschool program for highschool youth that prioritizes educational success, career development, and financial readiness.
U.S. Citizenship Classes at Lafayette High School
Tuesday 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Thursday 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Instructors at Lafayette High School partner with CAC staff, Buffalo State volunteers, and service-learners to support recent immigrants, refugees, and newcomers in preparation to take the U.S. naturalization test.
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