College Connections

The Community and College Connections initiative is embedded within the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center's program offerings and is established to strengthen the participation and movement of eligible students toward college enrollment and retention. 

College Bound

College-bound students at UBEOC attend college survival skill workshops, concentrate on their classroom studies, tour area colleges, and get opportunities to shadow college courses as they prepare themselves to someday enroll in college. Here, we are showing you in pictures how our students are readying themselves for college. 

College Success Stories

UBEOC students who go on to college have very interesting stories to tell about what inspired them to enter or return to college. Their stories of persistence and belief that they will become college students are stories that will encourage you and make you think that you can do what they have done, too. Here, we are telling their success stories. Send UBEOC College Connections an email at and we’ll contact you to obtain your story and we may be telling your story next.

Selfie Gallery

“UBEOC students go on to enroll in college and enjoy a variety of campus experiences. They ‘hit the books’ and study hard in the library, do research, create and write exceptional papers in computer labs. They also get involved in student clubs, exercise together in college athletic facilities and simply "chill out" with friends in the student union between classes. College Connections invites former UBEOC students who are now in college to email us a selfie picture of them experiencing college campus life.

Our Selfie Gallery gives former students a way to stay connected with UBEOC and to show our current college-bound students what they can get involved in and experience once they are the next students to arrive on campus. If you have a picture for us... send it into may the next face we showcase.”