"Your Future Starts At Our Place"
The Gerard Place Community Center, a place of learning, safety and hope.
Allied Health Job Training Classes start January 2019! Call (716) 897-9948 x 114 for more information.
Job Training Classes Begin January 2019!
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 will offer Allied Health Training, culinary arts programming, affordable quality childcare and an expanded High School Equivalency program.
Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Healthcare Aide (CNA/HHA): Program training provided by Bufffalo Public Schools Adult Education. Classes are forming now for January 2019. To begin the application process or for more information, please call: (716) 897-9948 x 114.
Home Health Aide (HHA): Program training provided by Catholic Health. Classes are forming now for February 2019. To begin the application process or for more information, please call (716) 897-9948 x 114.
Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN): Program training provided by Erie 1 BOCES. Classes are forming now for April 2019. To begin the application process or for more information, please call: (716) 897-9948 x 114.
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 Sasha @ (716) 897-9948 x 104 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. Starting January 3, 2019.
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.
COMING SOON in 2019: Partnering with Friends of Night People, we will be providing a free hot meal twice a week in the Community Center gym for individuals and families. More information to follow on the start date.