"Your Future Starts At Our Place"
The Gerard Place Community Center, a place of learning, safety and hope.
Allied Health Job Training Classes are on-going! Call (716) 897-9948 x 114 for more information.
In the 18 years that Gerard Place has worked with residents of this community, we have found through research and discussion that there are three major barriers that prevent people from escaping poverty: lack of affordable transportation to education and training sites, lack of childcare for parents who have young children and very few local employment opportunities.
The Gerard Place Community Center’s purpose is to help eliminate these barriers. This Community Center will create a community anchor for all who are living in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood of Buffalo’s East Side. The center will become a community resource that can assist more families as they work toward independence.
Make 2019 the year you achieve your dreams!
The Center right now offers Allied Health Training, affordable quality childcare and an expanded High School Equivalency program.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): Program training provided by Bufffalo Public Schools Adult Education. Classes are forming now for April 2019. Open House Dates at Gerard Place: Friday May 31, 8:45 AM- 12 PM. Call 716-871-1029 to register.
Culinary Arts Program: 250 hour program training provided by Buffalo Public Schools Adult education. Classes are forming now for May. Open House Dates at Gerard Place (combined with CNA Open House): Friday May 31, 8:45 AM-12 PM. Must be 21 years and older. You do not have to have a high school diploma. Call 716-871-1029.
Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN): Program training provided by Erie 1 BOCES. Classes are forming now for October 2019. To begin the application process or for more information, please call: (716) 821-7501.
Literacy/High School Eqivalency (HSE) Preparation: Tuition is free! Classes are Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 and Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30. Students work one-on-one and in small groups with tutors. HSE classes are held on the Gerard Place Campus in our Education Building. Contact Amanda @ (716) 897-9948 x 116 for more information.
Food Express Mobile Pantry: Free food the first Thursday of every month January through October @ 12:30 PM, in our campus parking lot. Dress warm and bring bags to carry home your food. Upcoming dates are 6/6, (No July date due to holiday), 8/1, 9/5 and 10/3. Contact Kathy @ (716) 897-9948 x 101.
The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Early Childhood Academy at Gerard Place, operated by Edu-Kids, will ensure 100 children each year will have access to high quality, affordable childcare. This program and expansion of M & T Bank's Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, Early Childhood Academy gives underserved families in our community the resources they need to be successful in school from cradle to career. For more information, please call (716) 431-3991.
Dining Hall: Partnering with Friends of Night People, we will be providing a free hot meal every Monday and Wednesday, 4-6 PM in the Community Center gym for individuals and families. Upcoming dates for May & June are 5/20, 5/22, (Closed on 5/27 due to holiday), 5/29, 6/3, 6/5, 6/10, 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24, and 6/26. Come join us!