Education and employment services provided to eligible Erie and Niagara County youth ages 16 to 24. Services under this program include High School Equivalency instruction, individualized academic goals and objectives, and post-secondary school education planning, along with job readiness skills training, paid work experiences, resume and cover letter writing and job search resources.
Classes are currently offered in Erie County at seven Buffalo sites and one Lackawanna site, while one-on-one tutoring is available at the department's main office, 170 Kerns Ave., Buffalo. Tutoring services are also provided across Erie County, depending on individuals' needs.
In Niagara County, services are offered at Catholic Charities North Tonawanda location, 1465 Payne Ave.; in Niagara Falls at the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, 725 17th St., at Word of Life Ministries, 1941 Hyde Park Blvd., and at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building Universal, 3001 9th St.; and in Lockport at 450 Bewley Building, Market at Main. Please call
(716) 694-7749, ext. 218, for more information.
Below is a detailed list of education and employment services and classroom locations.
All of our high school equivalency instructors are licensed and certified New York State teachers.
525 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-4494 x322
M-F: 9 a.m.-noon
M, W, F: 1-3:30 p.m.
Lackawanna Food Pantry and Outreach
75 Caldwell Place
Lackawanna, NY 14218
M, W, F: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
T, TR: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
24 Ludington St.
Buffalo, NY 14206
M, TR: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seneca Babcock Community Center
1168 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY 14210
M-F: 9 a.m. - noon
170 Kerns Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211
M-F: 9 a.m.-noon; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
We will also meet at offsite locations such as county public library branches.