BUFFALO, N.Y. – The fourth Buffalo Poverty Research
Workshop, “Education and Poverty,” will be held March
1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Education Center and Atrium, Olmsted
Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo. It will be free and
open to the public.
The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service
agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, among
others. It will offers everyone concerned with poverty in
Buffalo an opportunity to learn about new and ongoing research in
the field and find out about promising strategies and opportunities
for interagency collaboration.
Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. To register
before March 1, contact Kyla Jaquish at firstname.lastname@example.org or
716-852-4191 ext. 115.
The event is sponsored by the University at Buffalo Civic
Engagement and Public Policy research initiative (CEPP), the
Homeless Alliance of Western New York, the Partnership for the
Public Good and the Western New York Service Learning
Workshop topics will include “The Impact of Poverty on
School Wellness,” “Preparing Teachers for
Poverty’s Challenges” and “Meeting the
Non-Academic Needs of Students in Poverty.”
Presenters will include David Rust, executive director of Say
Yes to Education, Buffalo; Samuel Radford III, president, District
Parent Coordinating Council; Keith Frome, headmaster, King Center
Charter Middle School; John Siskar, director, Center for Excellence
in Urban Education, Buffalo State College; Jill Koyama, professor
in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, UB Graduate
School of Education; Assunta Ventresca, director, Health Related
Services, Buffalo Public Schools; John Crabbe, supervisor of
attendance services, Buffalo Public Schools; and Sam Magavern,
co-director, Partnership for the Public Good.