Lackawanna Public Schools

Community Resources
 
GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!
 
LACKAWANNA PUBLIC LIBRARY BACKPACK GIVE AWAY!
Friday, August 18 starting at 12:00PM 
 
FATHERHOOD CONNECTION
Sponsored by the Erie County Department of Social Services
*FREE*
Empowering Father and Father-figures with confidence and understanding around topics such as Boyhood, Fatherhood,
Parenting, Communication Skills, Anger management, Conflict Resolution, and Values & Behaviors.
 
 GOOD TO KNOW!
 
GOOD TO KNOW! 
KEEP YOUR COOL DURING THE SUMMER HEAT 
Great information from the New York State Department of Health.
 
 
FREE THINGS TO DO:
 ArtsAccess ArtsAccess...... Arts for Everyone
Arts Access is a program of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, an organization that promotes the cultural sector's vital role in economic development and the community through advocacy, capacity building, and collaboration in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany Counties.
Events, registration and more can be found at:
www.arts-access.org 
There will be a sign up event at the Willie Cotton Center on Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00AM.
You must be a recipient of public assistance and present your benefit card when signing up.
 
 
NYSParks  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 .
 
 
PBS  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
 
 family FAMILY FUN THURSDAYS 
FREE entertainment on the Great Lawn at Canalside.
Events will take place from 11:00am - 1:00PM each Thursday
June 22 through August 31, 2017
 
 reading BUILD A BETTER WORLD
                       Summer Reading Program
Join Senator Tim Kennedy this summer in promoting
literacy and indulging in the wonderful world of books.
 
FREE RESOURCES 
 
Lackawanna Stakeholder's Coalition (LSC)

Resource Hub

Catholic Charities
75 Caldwell St
Lackawanna, NY
9:00AM until NOON 
food resources  
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:May 26, 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 and Lackawanna Senior Center.
Wednesdays starting June 21, 2017
CASH & EBT ACCEPTED
 
Emergency Food Distributions
Please note the times, days and locations if you are in need of food. 
Catholic Charities
75 Caldwell Place
Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 824-4760
Open every Monday & Friday 9:30 - 2:30
(closed 12-12:30 for lunch) 
 
Second Baptist Church Foundation
8 Church St
Lackawanna, NY
(716) 826-4940
Open every Thursday
10-12:30
14218 & 14219 zip codes please bring something with an address. 
 
OLV St. Vincent DePaul Society
67 Ridge Rd
Lackawanna, NY
(716) 828-9444
Emergency food arrangements by appointment.
Contact and volunteers will reach out to assess your need & delivery options.
Lackawanna only.
 
Community Dinners 
Bethel Presbyterian Church 
682 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 
Saturday, June 3, 2017
4:00PM
Saturday, June 17,  2017 
4:00PM 
 

Educational Resources/Support: 
 
                                education  
UB EOC
CHECK OUT THE NEW EOC WEBSITE!
 
FALL 2017 PROGRAMS BEGIN AUGUST 28!!
NEW PROGRAMS:
CENTRAL STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT RE-CERTIFICATION.
In addition:
High School Equivalency
ESL
Dental Assistant
Registered Medical Assistant
Medical Billing and Coding
Patient services Technician
Customer Service
Academic Review
Interested applicants should call Admissions to find out application requirements and deadlines
 
 
 
ATTAIN LAB
Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking 
FREE classes coming summer of 2017.
Word 2013
Excel 2013
Powerpoint 2013
GET CERTIFIED! 
 
Central Sterilization Technician
FREE 16 week program
learn the basic principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient equipment.
 
High Schools Equivalency classes begin February 27, 2017 and ongoing.
Classes ruC n Monday through Thursday during the day.
Please contact the EOC at 645-1900 or visit the admissions office at 555 Ellicott St.
Students must bring ID and proof of income before being scheduled for orientation.
 
 
Willie Cotton Community Resource Center
52 Gates Avenue
Lackawanna, NY 14218
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:
 
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 resources  
  
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:
                            family
 
Parent Network of Western New York
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS!! 
Supports and resources for  parents of students with disabilities.
For a list of  services and events, please visit:
www.parentnetworkwny.org
 
AUGUST WORKSHOPS 
Making Sense of School Discipline and Suspension  
This four week workshop series will focus on the code of conduct schools use, the general discipline policy and how students with disabilities fit into these policies. This series will help parents understand the suspension process, students rights, and what to expect next.
Part 1  - Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6-8pm
Part 2  - Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6-8pm
Part 3  - Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6-8pm
Part 4  - Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6-8pm
 
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Parents and caregivers of children with special needs will walk away with the improved advocacy skills needed to effectively speak up for their child's needs.
August 3, 2017 1-3pm
 
Check out this website for information and resources on bullying prevention,
cyberbullying and much more. This site has great materials for Parents, Kids,
Educators and the Community!
 

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