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My Brother's Keeper

Family and Community Engagement Spotlight: Buffalo

We featured this FCEP spotlight in our May 2018 newsletter

Buffalo Public Schools MBK and Community Schools Synergy: Increasing Family and Community Engagement

Strong community schools serve as an epicenter to assist students in realizing their greatest potential. Buffalo seeks to increase student achievement, parent engagement, and build healthier communities through a variety of programs, such as academic and instructional technology, after-school and Saturday programs, parent centers, adult education, and community partnerships. Community schools use a "whole child" model to increase student outcomes and improve the surrounding community.

In addition, parent academies provide parents and families with education, resources, and support to help ensure that children achieve success in school and beyond. Some topics include:

  • Parent Center Academy learning session registration
  • Academic curricular and parent resources
  • Legal advice provided through legal clinics
  • Health insurance provider enrollment
  • Desktop and touch-screen laptop computer access and printing services
  • Voters Registration
  • Job search information and assistance
  • Clothing and food
  • Toy giveaways

Learn more about the FCEP grant