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.
Since 2014, Teach For America Buffalo has organized its network of leaders to expand educational opportunities for students. Our Corps Members and Alumni have set high expectations for students’ academic and lifelong success in three key areas: English as a second language, special education, and bilingual Spanish education. Local alumni have set their sights high, becoming principals, district leaders, deepening their engagement with local nonprofits, and even founding charter schools - all moving to redefine what it means to get an excellent education in the Queen City.
The city of Buffalo is experiencing a resurgence and it is essential that the students of Buffalo and their families are able to partake in it. We see improving the quality of K-12 public education to be one way to ensure our students are included in the future of Buffalo and have joined local leaders and organizations in achieving this goal.
With nearly 120 alumni nationally and over 130 alumni in region who are committed to ensuring students in their classrooms and schools have the opportunity to learn, grow in their unique leadership potential, and access opportunities that mark the path of economic mobility, we have been able to touch the lives of thousands of students across Buffalo.