adult education.

Programs providing adult and youth education, including ESL

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  • SUNY Erie Community College

    Pathways to Success program at SUNY Erie Community College provides free high school equivalency, ESL, and college preparation classes. All Erie County residents, immigrants, or refugees 16 or oler are eligible and Spanish, Burmese, Karen, and Arabic language services are available.


    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203


    Justin Kiernan
    (716) 851-1242

  • Buffalo String Works

    Buffalo String Works provides rigorous music instructions and a creative home for 99 young musicians. By teaching music and empowering the community, the organization cultivates youths to be the agents of change. The program is mainly taught in English. All are eligible and Burmese and other language services are available.


    P.O. Box 195
    Buffalo, NY 14213


    Yuki Numata Resnick
    (716) 238-0328

  • Willie Hutch Jones Education and Sports Program (WHJESP)

    Willie Hutch Jones Education and Sports Program is a dynamic after-school program offering unique STEAM educational lesson plans based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. All students that attend Maryvale School are eligible for afterschool program. All students aged 6-16 in the WNY area are eligible for the summer program.


    338 E. Ferry St. Suite 115
    Buffalo NY 14208


    Mykia LaNae
    (716) 715-4980

  • YMCA (Y on the fly)

    Y on the Fly is a mobile YMCA that visits communities and provides free programs aimed at helping youths of all ages. Y on the Fly provides healthy meals to children and families, educational enrichment (STEM, literacy), physical activities, games, and more. All youth from 18 months (5 years or less must be accompanied by parents) to 18 years are eligible.


    Multiple locations – Please call


    Mollie Dana
    (716) 276-5984 (Office)
    (585) 406-0953 (Cell)