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City Year Buffalo

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the city of Buffalo has the largest school district in the region, serving more than 30,000 students. Together with teachers and community partners, we are supporting student success and working to improve high school graduation rates.

Support students in Buffalo

We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.

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Hello, Buffalo!

Buffalo is on the rise and is particularly attractive to millennials.

Get to know our city

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Addressing the challenge

The graduation rate is below the national average in Buffalo. Our AmeriCorps members are working with students and communities to help change this.

See where the corps works

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News in Buffalo

We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.

Read the news on City Year Buffalo

Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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Your City Year Buffalo resources

Go into your City Year with resource and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Buffalo experience.

Why Buffalo?

The City of Light is a unique blend of an eastern and midwestern city by the shores of Lake Erie and near Niagara Falls.

Read about the local benefits

Explore the city

We’ll walk you through how to use the NFTA-Metro to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Buffalo experience.

See our Buffalo city guide

Leadership | Buffalo

Our staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Buffalo by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps...

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Partnerships | Buffalo

Their generosity helps us support more than 390 students. Together, we’re contributing to a clearer and bolder vision of what public schools can...

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A holistic approach to student success

our Whole School Whole Child approach provides academic and social-emotional supports to thousands of students attending more than 300 high-need...

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Advice from a millennial housing expert

In 2013, Ofo Ezeugwu was an undergraduate student atTemple University. He served as vice president of the student body and...

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National Strategic Partners

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  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
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National Partners

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  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
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