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Centers and Initiatives

Anne Frank Project

The AFP encourages communities to utilize the words and wisdom of Anne Frank as a starting point for the intense examination of genocide, intolerance, bigotry and racism as a means towards finding solutions towards an elevated and shared human condition. AFP's annual conference creates a community where scholars, artists, activists, and students can share their creativity, research, and passion about improving the world.

Asarese-Matters Youth Center

Established in 1989, the Asarese-Matters Youth Center, located on Rees Street adjacent to the SUNY Buffalo State campus, serves youths ages 8 to 18. The center provides programming for young people who are considered "at-risk," are newly arrived refugees, or who need after-school assistance.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD).

Burchfield Penney Art Center - Education

The BPAC education program creates a space for visitors to enjoy learning and creating within the museum. The museum offers programs that encourage learning and celebrate our creative and diverse community. Download a list of Education activities offered at the BPAC in 2013-14.

Center for the Development of Human Services (CDHS)

The CDHS offers internships and mentoring programs to undergraduate and graduate students and is committed to preparing highly qualified teachers for high-need urban and rural schools.

Center for Economic Education

Buffalo State's Center for Economic Education is part of a national network of centers committed to improving economic education at the K-12 level.

Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE)

CEURE proactively meets the needs of disadvantaged students and their schools in urban and impacted rural areas. The center's ongoing efforts shape culturally responsive education strategies that benefit students in Western New York's city and rural schools.

Center for Health and Social Research

The Center for Health and Social Research works directly with students, staff, and faculty to investigate basic and applied research topics that are among the most pressing in today's society.

Child Care Center

The Child Care Center is a non-profit, on-site child care center located at SUNY Buffalo State. The center provides quality, affordable child care for the families of students, faculty and staff of the college, as well as families of other NYS employees and community members..

Community Academic Center

The Community Academic Center ( 214 Grant Street, just south of Lafayette Avenue) coordinates and provides cradle-to-career educational support programming for youth and families on Buffalo's West Side. The CAC is jointly operated by the Center for Excellence in Rural and Urban Education and the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center.

Global Book Hour

The Global Book Hour (GBH) is a collaborative effort between the Elementary Education and Reading Department and Wegmans (Amherst St., Buffalo). GBH promotes family literacy and global awareness through weekly sessions that integrate geography, music, visual arts, and healthy eating. Teacher candidates facilitate the program by reading to participants and offering reading strategies and activities.

Erie 1 BOCES serves students, staff, and communities by understanding, anticipating and responding to their needs. There are 19 school districts enrolled in a variety of instructional and non-instructional services offered by Erie1 BOCES.

Literacy Center

The Literacy Center offers clinical diagnosis and tutoring for K-12 students who need help with literacy skills. Teachers in the program are graduate students completing their Literacy Specialist certification and/or master’s degree in education.

Project Flight

Project Flight, a not-for-profit literacy organization, disseminates more than 250,000 free books to Western New York students, teachers, libraries, childcare centers, and service groups each year.

Professional Development Schools

The Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaboration between the Elementary Education and Reading Department and participating schools. The partnership supervises preservice teachers and providea closer connections to classroom practice; promotes professional development for inservice teachers; improves student learning; and researches the problems of educational practice.

Response to Intervention

The Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (NYS RtI TAC) is a consortium between SUNY Buffalo State, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York University, College of St. Rose, Syracuse University, and Mid-Hudson Region. The NYS RtI TAC mission is to support capacity-building efforts of NYS schools to implement proven and promising practices within a Response to Intervention model.

 Say Yes to Buffalo

SUNY Buffalo State is a proud participating college of Say Yes to Buffalo whose core value is to provide access to quality public higher education. Say Yes and Buffalo State both strive to inspire lifelong learning and to enhance and invest in the Buffalo community.

School of Education

SUNY Buffalo State has a distinguished history of preparing leaders and educators to excel in a wide range of classroom settings. Students learn through a strong, diverse on-campus curriculum as well as through direct student teacher experiences.

Science Teaching Center

The Science Teaching Center was created with a grant from the National Science Foundation. A connected suite of rooms allows students to learn, study, use computers, and practice their science teaching skills.

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Buffalo State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides services to individuals of all ages. Services are available for articulation and phonological disorders, language impairments, aphasia, voice disorders, hearing disorders, fluency disorders, traumatic brain injury, and accent reduction.