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.
Serving in Buffalo
While Buffalo is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Buffalo face significant challenges every day. The Buffalo School District serves more than 15,000 students across 125 schools. District-wide, more than 70% of students participate in a state assistance program.
I started my first year of service thinking I needed to help create footsteps that students in my hometown could follow, but coming into Founding Year as a Service Leader, I knew I had to create my own vision and help students find their own way.
Your corps experience
City Year is a key partner to five Buffalo charter schools in creating equitable learning opportunities for all students and develop the city’s future leaders. AmeriCorps members support teachers and staff in delivering instruction that serves the development of the whole child and is responsive to the diverse racial, cultural and linguistic needs of Buffalo youth.
With more than 76% of students tutored by AmeriCorps members last year improving their test scores, AmeriCorps members are truly making an impact. A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Buffalo is an ideal place to serve. By engaging students, families and community organizations, City Year helps the Buffalo community achieve.
In the news
This year, 39 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 390 students in 5 Buffalo schools.