Some Vocational Training Programs are suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please call Kathy (716) 897-9948 x 101 for updated information.
The Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be at Gerard Place on Thursday, April 1, 12:30 PM. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. This program runs the first Thursday of the month, January through October.
We are offering a FREE take out meal every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 PM, at the Community Center door. Only one meal per person. Please practice social distancing and you must wear a mask.
All community groups meetings (block clubs etc.) that use the Community Center are postponed until further notice.
Please call Kathy if you have any questions: (716) 897-9948 x 101.
"Your Future Starts At Our Place"
The Gerard Place Community Center, a place of learning, safety and hope.
Allied Health Job Training Classes: Call (716) 897-9948 x 101 for more information.
In the 20 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 creates a community anchor for all who are living in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood of Buffalo’s East Side. The center is a community resource that can assist more families as they work toward independence.
Make 2021 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/Home Health Aide (CNA/HHA): Dual program training provided by Erie 1 BOCES. Call 716-821-7500 to register.
Culinary Program: Program training provided by Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education. Call 716-871-1029 to register.
Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN): Program training provided by Erie 1 BOCES. 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: Runs January through October, first Thursday of the month @12:30. Next date is Thursday, 2/4/21. Precautions will be taken to ensure social distancing and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Wear a mask, dress for the weather and bring bags to carry home your food. Questions? 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: FREE hot take out meals every Monday and Wednesday 4-6 PM at the Community Center doors. For the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff, regular indoor seating Dining Hall is suspended until further notice.