Junior League of Buffalo /
The Buffalo News Education Center

Starting 3/13/20, so that we are proactively protecting the health of the people we serve, the Education Building will be closed for classes, group meetings, Michael's Closet and donation drop offs until further notice.  

If you have an urgent situation, please call Kaitlin:  (716) 897-9948 x 114.

Gerard Place's Education Building welcomes not only residents, but any community member who wishes to take part. Much of the programming listed below exists due to partnerships with local agencies and businesses.

Junior League of Buffalo /<br /> The Buffalo News Education Center


High School Equivalency (HSE)

Tuition is free!  The program is offered Monday through Friday between 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 12:30-3:30 p.m. for individuals age 17 and older. Students work one-on-one and in small groups with tutors.  Contact Amanda @ (716) 897-9948 x 116 for information.

Life Skill Classes

Gerard Place offers a variety of life skill classes to residents and community members.  These classes cover a wide range of topics including: parenting, budgeting and money management, nutrition, job readiness training, and spirituality.  They are designed to empower attendees with the goal of achieving greater self-sufficiency. For more information, contact Karen @ (716) 897-9948 x 112.

Catholic Urban Outreach Network (CUON)

CUON is an alliance of Catholic parishes and organizations brought together for the people of WNY.  The primary goal of this program is to quickly connect individuals with the support they need.  Any one of the partners can assist with getting medical care, food, clothing, emotional support, and spiritual guidance among many other services.  You do not need to be Catholic for services.   For more information, please call (716) 897-9948 x 103.

Infant Safe Sleep Class

Learn how to help your infant to sleep safely in your home.  Classes are held on a regular basis and a free Pack 'n Play portable crib is provided at the end of the class.  For more information, please call Kaitlin @ (716) 897-9948 x 114.


Michael's Closet

Are you in the need of clothing for you or your family?  Please call Kaitlin for an appointment: (716) 897-9948 x 101.




For information about any of Gerard Place’s Programs and Services, Call (716) 897-9948