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Building the workforce for the 21st century economy starts with education. The Buffalo Urban League’s education programs prepare youth..


Through the generosity of many Urban League supporters, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded to college-bound G.E.D. recipients..


In the midst of a slow economic recovery, we are on the front lines assisting individuals to prepare for and secure employment. Our employment..

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Youth and Education Services Testimonial

My name is Melissa. I was a part of the Buffalo Urban League’s YOLO Program and they have really helped me to make a better future for myself and my son, Markell. I didn’t always make the best choices when I was in high school. I was a student at East High School, but I didn’t feel challenged enough and began drifting away from school. By the time I was 16 years old, I had dropped out of East High School and I was pregnant with my son. Being part of the Buffalo Urban League’s YOLO Program has been a great experience. My instructor, Mr. Erich, made learning exciting and interesting. And Mr. Kraven, one of my mentors, helped me with my career options and encouraged me to make better choices in my life too. But now, with the help of the Buffalo Urban League, I am now a student at Erie Community College as a Criminal Justice major. I also received a Buffalo Urban League scholarship last year. With the help of the Buffalo Urban League, I am determined to move forward and set a good example for Markell.