Community Engagement

The Graduate School of Education is committed to engaging meaningfully with the schools and communities we serve. We are dedicated to building and sustaining partnerships that allow for the mutual exchange of ideas, and working collaboratively to conduct research that solves real problems and informs policy for the public good.

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.

This program empowers local youth to become advocates for change in their schools on topics that matter most to them and their classmates. Young people re-imagine our public schools and work to create an inclusive, equitable, emancipatory public education system that reflects and enacts our ideals.

Video feature GSE's Literacy, Access and Equity: Embracing Diversity to Enrich Our Community course.

LEARN, or Literacy, Access and Equity: Embracing Diversity to Enrich Our Community, is a course that places UB undergraduate students in Buffalo Public School classrooms as literacy trainers and mentors addressing early literacy needs, while simultaneously developing a pipeline of future teachers.  

Are you in need of academic tutors? We are happy to facilitate connections to GSE students and/or faculty regarding needs and opportunities.

GSE faculty work with students, teachers and administrators in Western New York schools gaining practical experience and sharing expertise.

GSE engages in a number of fruitful, long-term, and mutually beneficial collaborations with school districts and educational organizations.

Community Events

Portrait of GSE Dean Suzanne Rosenblith.

Talks are organized around an annual theme and timely topics, identified by junior faculty.

Idea Incubator

GSE facilitates an annual process of connecting district and community organizations’ needs with researchers through an Idea Incubator.

Explore our developing collection of guidance, tips, tools and additional resources that may help the communities we serve in ther daily work.

Many of our research centers, institutes and projects are directly engaged in community outreach, encouraging our students and faculty to get involved.

Connect with Us

Contact Amanda Winkelsas, PhD, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement
awinkels@buffalo.edu  |  716-645-1066