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Buffalo Prep Alumni Aaron Mays ’99 and TaNisha Fordham ’01 Return Home to Illuminate Buffalo’s Theater District

BUFFALO, N.Y., December 1, 2023—– Buffalo Prep alumni Aaron Mays ‘99 and TaNisha Fordham ‘01 have returned to their hometown to direct productions in Buffalo’s theater district.

Buffalo Prep Welcomes New Board Members, Strengthens Alumni Representation

BUFFALO, N.Y., August 16, 2023—– Buffalo Prep, an educational access nonprofit organization, is excited to announce the appointment of four individuals to its board of directors. Among the new members are two Buffalo Prep alumni who bring a wealth of experience and a deep connection to the organization.

Buffalo Prep Receives International Recognition for READI Program at the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 21, 2023—– Buffalo Prep announced today that it has been named a Bronze Winner at the 2nd Annual Anthem awards for its READI (Realizing Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion) program in the Community Engagement: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion category.

Buffalo Prep welcomes over 150 scholars, celebrates new partnership with D’Youville University at first annual Prep Rally

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 26, 2022—– Buffalo Prep, an organization dedicated to educational and racial equity for underrepresented youth, hosted its first annual “Prep Rally” to welcome over 150 young scholars who will be participating in its academic enrichment programs this summer.

Buffalo Prep Executive Director Named to National Advisory Board

BUFFALO, N.Y., December 2, 2021—– Buffalo Prep’s executive director, Patti L. Stephen, has been named to the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) Advisory Board.  Ms. Stephen joins a group of current board members in serving as ambassadors and champions for NPEA in its mission of connecting the people, practices, and innovations essential for eliminating barriers to educational access and college and career success for underserved students.

Buffalo Prep’s College Graduation Rates Far Surpass National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y., September 2, 2021—– Buffalo Prep, which provides talented, underrepresented youth access to and preparation for college preparatory high schools and higher education, graduates 92% of its alumni with a bachelor’s degree, or they are currently enrolled to obtain one.

Buffalo Prep Launches New Program at The Belle Center, Appoints First Alumni Board President

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 15, 2021—– Buffalo Prep, which provides talented, underrepresented youth access to and preparation for college preparatory high schools and higher education, hosted a celebration for the opening of its newest program, Prep Scholars Academy, on Wednesday, July 14 at The Belle Center.  Prep Scholars Academy is a community-based summer enrichment program for middle school students seeking to succeed in their academics and pursue a college education.

Buffalo Prep Launches READI Program, Youth Equity Academy

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2021—Buffalo Prep is excited to announce the launch of two new programs, READI (Realizing Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Youth Equity Academy, to provide opportunities for the community to learn more about issues of racial, educational, and economic equity.

M&T Bank Gives $180,000 to Buffalo Prep to Help Students Access Educational Support Services, Address Opportunity Gaps Exacerbated by the Pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2021M&T Bank announced today it has invested $180,000 in charitable funding to support Buffalo Prep this year. As the pandemic widens opportunity gaps for students in underserved communities, M&T’s critical financial support will help bridge the gap through expanded access to educational programs that empower students to achieve academic success.

Community steps up to support racial and educational equity

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2020 – Buffalo Prep has been awarded more than $1.26 million from local foundations and organizations since March 2020.  The largest one-time gift in the history of Buffalo Prep’s 31-year existence was given by KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, in the amount of $750,000.

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