Finding a job in Buffalo is hard especially when you don’t have any experience or education. South Buffalo Education Center is a nonprofit organization attempting to offer an open hand.
Created in 2002 by New York State Assemblyman Mark J.F. Schroeder, South Buffalo Education Center was created to provide GED preparation to out-of-school youths and underemployed or jobless adults. The curriculum was designed to match the emotional needs of the students.
For the past several years, the organization has lead the state in youth attaining their GED accreditation. South Buffalo Education Center has seen over 500 students graduate since opening their doors. Because of the needs of the community, South Buffalo Education Center has grown to include computer courses, as well as other job training programs.
The high demand actually caused South Buffalo Education Center to change locations in 2008. Their new building was kindly donated by HSBC and became revamped from a bank to a community institution with the help of one of their graduates. Their school is located on 2234 Seneca Street, where it is user-friendly, and anyone off the street is encouraged to come in.
Working with other organizations in the community, South Buffalo Education Center offers help to those that need it. All classes are free, so potential students have nothing to lose!