Community Outreach

Students working together in project based learning situation.

From school-based programs throughout Western New York to nationally recognized research institutes, the students, faculty and staff at the Graduate School of Education play a critical role in the communities we serve.

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Engaged Throughout Western New York

At UB, we are proud to partner with dozens of schools and school districts within the eight counties of Western New York. Here, we have the opportunity to work with an exceptionally diverse population, including inner-city schools in Buffalo (and their large international and refugee communities), suburban districts and rural communities.

Open Educational Resources

This is a collection of guidance, tips and suggestions for the communities we serve. These resources come from our expert faculty, dedicated alumni and passionate students who continue the work outlined in our mission statement: The Graduate School of Education is an inclusive community that works to improve educational, social and economic opportunities for people and communities. This is a developing list. Please stop back in for updates and new material.

Faculty in Residence Program

One of the most impactful ways that we partner with local schools is through our innovative Faculty In Residence program, which places faculty members from the Graduate School of Education inside a Western New York school, where they spend their time working directly with administrators, teachers and students.

Through this program, the schools benefit by gaining direct access to an experienced professional who can help address some of their most pressing needs. In return, our faculty receive hands-on, practical experience that further enhances their ability to teach, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish their work in journals and textbooks.

If your school is interested in participating in the Faculty In Residence program, share your specific needs and collaborative project ideas. Please contact the Dean's Office.


Faculty from the Graduate School of Education are actively engaged working on projects with:

• Bilingual Academy, BPS #76
• Buffalo School District
• Buffalo School Gardens
• Cattaraugus County BOCES
• Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies
• Enterprise Charter School

Programs, Centers and Institutes

Many of our research centers, institutes and programs are directly engaged in community outreach. We encourage our students and faculty to get involved in the issues that they are passionate about, use their time and talent to help others, and make a positive contribution to society.

The Alberti Center provides information and research on bullying and other antisocial behaviors among school children.

CLARI is a reading center that provides reading instruction for children, as well as conducts literacy research.

CRS provides training programs that enhance the performance of organizations and individuals with disabilities.

ELI provides English language instruction, cultural orientation and preacademic training on a per-course basis.

ECRC provides an early childhood education program for children between the ages of 21 months and eight years old.

The Gifted Math Program provides a curriculum that challenges and serves exceptional mathematics grade-school students.

Musicplay helps guide young children in music learning by providing classes that integrate music into playtime activities.

The Satsanga Center provides prevention and treatment programs that address eating disorders and related struggles.

The Summer Math Program provides a bridge and enrichment program for girls who are entering grades 4 to 10.

The Summer Music Education Institute provides enhancement programs for music education teachers and professionals.