Lackawanna Public Schools

Community Resources
 
FREE THINGS TO DO:
 
HAVE A 4TH GRADER IN YOUR FAMILY?
They are eligible for a pass - good for all of 2017 - that allows FREE vehicle entry to federal lands and historic sites across the U.S., plus New York State will accept the pass as well. Locally, you can visit Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, Allegany, Evangola, and Beaver Island State Parks. Think spring and check out the following sites for the details - for use in NY State visit on.ny.gov/2k7fsds and print out your pass at the federal site: www.everykidinapark.gov .
 
JOIN YOUR PBS FRIENDS ANYTIME!
WNED PBS Kids 24/7 can be found at:
Broadcast dial - Channel 17.3
Charter Cable/Time Warner -  Ch. 1276
Verizon Fios - Channel 18
Comcast Northwest PA - Ch. 221
The entire daily schedule can be found at wned.org/pbskids
 
CRAFTERNOON
Interested in Girl Scouts?
Spend the afternoon being creative and making new friends!
March 16, 2017
4PM - 5PM
Lackawanna Library
560 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY
Sponsored by: Girl Scouts of WNY
 
FREE RESOURCES 
 
TAX PREPARATION 
Willie Cotton Center
Saturday, March 4, 2017 
 
 
Lackawanna Stakeholder's Coalition (LSC)

Resource Hub

 
Local Food Resources/Support: 
FOOD EXPRESS:
The Food Express truck delivers perishable items (fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, etc.)  to sites for quick distribution.
Arrive to the location at the day and time for your emergency supply.
Catholic Charities
75 Caldwell Street
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Food Express is available 9:30am-2:30pm on the 4th Friday of every month.
Closed 12-12:30 for lunch. 
Next date:February 24, 2017
 
Free Community Dinners
Sponsored by Catholic Charities & Nativity Parish of Orchard Park
Every fourth Monday of the month - FREE at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna, NY
 
Veggie Van
Mobile produce market at the Friendship House site.
Will Start back up in the summer of 2017
CASH & EBT ACCEPTED
 
Emergency Food Distributions
Please note the times, days and locations if you are in need of food. 
 
Community Dinners 
Bethel Presbyterian Church 
 682 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
4:00PM
Saturday, January 21, 2017 
4:00PM 
 

Educational Resources/Support: 
 
UB EOC
 
Spring 2017
CAREER & JOB TRAINING FAIR
March 29, 2017
10:00am until 1:00pm
 
High Schools Equivalency classes bebin February 27, 2017.
Classes run Monday through Thursday during the day.
Please contact the EOC at 645-1900 or visit the admissions ofice at 555 Ellicot St.
Students must bring ID and proof of income before being scheduled for orientation.
 
UB EOC is offering various computer and professional development classes.
Classes begin February 27.
You must be registered! 
 
3rd Annual  Women's Conference
"Pearls of Wisdom"
Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:00am -4:00pm
Workshops include:
Dressing for Personal Success, Healthy Living and Enjoying Doing It
and How to Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say.
Vendors will have exhibits and info to share!
"Pearls" promises to be a dynamic, informative, supportive and empowering experience for all!
 
 
Buffalo Public Library
Winter Reading Contest for Classrooms
 
Willie Cotton Community Resource Center
52 Gates Avenue
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Open every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lackawanna Public Schools representatives will be available the first Tuesday of every month from 2:00PM until 6:00PM.
Lackawanna MS Principal Bethany Schill will be holding open office hours from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 
ACCESS of WNY 
609 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY
716-332-5901
After School Drop -in Program
The program is open to students in grades 1 through 12 who are in need of homework help or subject review.  This program is free and open to all WNY youth.
Open Monday-Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
 
Buffalo and Erie County Library
 
READY TO READ AT NEW YORK LIBRARIES
Ready to Read at New York Libraries is a statewide program from the New York State Library designed to help enhance and expand early literacy and literacy programs.  DaybyDayNY is an online virtual calendar designed for families of young children to encourage a love of books and learning that will last a lifetime.
 

College Prep Resources:
 
 
Free SAT Prep
Khan Academy offers free SAT prep online.  Khan Academy has been working in conjunction with College Board to design test prep for the new SAT.
 
Erie Community College Pathways Department
Pre-Collegiate Studies Program
Tuition-Free classes designed for High School graduates and adult learners.
 
 
UB EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
555 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
 
COLLEGE PREP QUICKSTART 
The Buffalo EOC is launching a new College Prep QuickStart program in March, 2017.
Those interested in more information can contact EOC admissions at 645-8875.
 
 

Youth Recreation:
City of Lackawanna
 
Lackawanna Little Loop Football & Cheerleading
Open Registration
Member of OATKA Football league.  All games are played on Saturdays!
 

Transportation
  
NFTA-METRO
If you are interested in a transit career - and qualify - Metro offers paid training.
If you are looking for stability and longevity, with comprehensive benefits that include paid training, please click on the link below.
  
 

Adult Learning/Education/Workforce Development
  
Catholic Charities - FREE
High School Equivalency - Prep classes for T.A.S.C. test
Available to out  of school youth, aged 16-24 who reside in Erie County and meet eligibility requirements.
Education & Workforce Development
Employment and Education Assistance Programs 
170 Kearns Ave
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 893-3500 
525 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-4494 ext. 323
 
Post Secondary Adult Career Experience  (PACE)
PACE programs are designed by Erie1 BOCES to provide career and real world training experience to out of school youth ages 18-24 who need additional supports and guidance.
 
Literacy New York, Buffalo-Niagara, Inc.
STUDY ENGLISH FREE
Lackawanna Library
560 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, NY 
Thursdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Drop-In Program begins January 26, 2017 
Drop in or call 716-876-8991 
 

  

Health Resources:
 
Health Fair & Open House
OLV Family Care Center
227 Ridge Rd
Friday, April 29
10:00am until 2:00pm 
 
Baker Victory Services
Chompers!
The Baker Victory Dental Team provides a mobile dental program that visits more than 35 schools across WNY.
Licensed by the NYS Department of Health's Bureau of Dental Health, the CHOMPERS program brings a team of licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists directly into a school.
 
 
 
Cornell Cooperative Extension Healthy Schools & Communities Grant
Creating healthy schools and communities. 
  

Parenting and Family Resources:
 
Parent Network of Western New York
Supports and resources for  parents of students with disabilities.
For a list of  services and events, please visit:
www.parentnetworkwny.org
 

ADDITIONAL LACKAWANNA COMMUNITY WEBSITES
Click on this link to access additional websites in the Lackawanna Community.
 
 
 
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