Once a stop on the underground railroad and one of the first cities to integrate schools, Buffalo holds its history close while looking to the future.
Today, students of color, students from low-income families, and students with special needs are less likely to meet reading standards, math standards, or graduate from high school. Our corps members and alumni are game changers for our students and our education system, working to ensure students receive the quality education they need to succeed.
Teach For America Buffalo is a network of leaders that in just four years have started expanding educational opportunities for students. Our corps members are helping set high expectations for students' academic and lifelong success in three key areas: English as a second language, special education, and bilingual Spanish education. In addition to continuing their work as teachers, alumni in our region also have become principals and district leaders, joined local nonprofits, and founded charter schools—all moving to redefine what it means to get an excellent education in our city.
We provide personalized support for our corps members, building their unique talents and connecting them to a lifelong network of leaders.
Our city is experiencing a resurgence and improving the quality of K-12 education has been a critical goal for many of our partners before we opened our doors. Parents, principals, district leaders, and community organizations reached out to Teach For America to ask us to consider placing our corps members in the region and we continue to work closely with them to ensure we have the greatest impact.