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Say Yes Buffalo eyes expansion to Niagara Falls

Say Yes Buffalo eyes expansion to Niagara Falls

As Say Yes Buffalo nears completion of its $65 million endowment goal, it has identified what may be its next challenge: expanding to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls superintendent Mark Laurrie and Say Yes Buffalo CEO David Rust have been discussing the potential of...

Say Yes Little Scholars opens enrollment, announces expansion

Say Yes Little Scholars opens enrollment, announces expansion

The Say Yes Little Scholars pre-K readiness program for three-year-olds, is set to expand starting next year, from six classrooms to eight. The additional classrooms are slated to open in PS #30 Frank Sedita Academy on the West Side, and PS #97 Harvey Austin School at...

Jewell Eason

City Honors School & Niagara University

Everything I’ve done and where I am today is because of Say Yes. Without Say Yes, I would not have been able to come to Niagara. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. And if I wasn’t here, I don’t think I would have been able to find my passion for communications.”

Lew Wah

Riverside Institute of Technology, Buffalo State University

“Say Yes Buffalo is very amazing. It has helped me in so many ways, I can’t even describe. It’s helped me with job, financially, with college tuition. It’s like a blessing that has like helped me personally and by helping me, they’ve helped my entire family.”

Jesana Gadley

Frederick Law Olmsted High School, Canisius College

“As someone who has been able to take advantage of Say Yes, I’ve been able to really benefit from a lot of the work that’s been done to help expand programs and create access for persons like myself and from different backgrounds throughout Buffalo.

Deja Middlebrook

Born and raised in Buffalo, Deja attended City Honors and McKinley High School. She moved from high school to eight years of college, collecting a law degree and Master’s in Social Work along the way. At each step, there was Say Yes.

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