The GenCyber 2022 Teacher Program at SUNY Buffalo State will create a unique learning experience for 25 Western New York high school (9-12 grade) teachers in a 5-day, nonresidential, face-to-face summer camp with various pre and post camp activities and events. The pre and post camp activities will be delivered in hybrid format The recruitment of teachers will concentrate on schools that serve diverse student populations. The curriculum is based on GenCyber First Principles and Concepts. The camp experience will be enhanced by using diverse pedagogy styles, lesson development and presentation. The mission of the program is to prepare teachers to incorporate cybersecurity principles in both their existing curriculum and future courses.
These grants are awarded to organizations “interested in developing new or expanded programs that serve businesses owned by women and people of color in underserved neighborhoods, and fill our region's most significant business support service gaps. The program seeks to promote and invest in innovative approaches and encourages partnerships to ensure the region is not only providing greater support to businesses, but also strengthening the larger ecosystem of business support services.” The program will be conducted every two months over a two- year period, running a total of 12 sessions. Each cohort will include an average of 12 participant business owners. Over the two months, participants will engage in both group training and individual coaching. After the two- month training has been completed, the business owner will benefit from continued counseling from the project coordinator/coach and members of the Buffalo State SBDC Team, plus the marketing and legal team. Match making to help the business owner secure contracts will be ongoing after completion of the program.
This program will recruit and prepare 20 students from underrepresented groups for successful careers teaching in high needs urban schools and 10 teacher’s aides or assistants already employed in the Buffalo Public Schools for a “working” residential program to assist qualified candidates for teacher certification in New York State. The program will provide much needed support to extend the pilot projects already underway at BSC including the Buffalo Urban Teachers’ Academy (UTA) and the Buffalo Urban Teachers Pipeline Residency Program (BUTPRP) for current teacher aides and assistants.
Dr. Wilson will direct a pilot version of a math numeracy camp for select students in Amherst that will be entering the 4th grade in the fall 2021. The focus will be on mental math and modeling. In particular, camp activities will focus on (1) strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions, and (3) understanding the structure of rectangular arrays and area in the context of multiplication and division in ways that will allow them to enter 4th grade prepared to engage in the content. Teachers that have participated in the NYS Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) professional development will create the day-to-day lessons and lead small groups of children in a series of games and activities that will engage them with each other and the middle and high school volunteer mentors. One of the primary goals of the camp is for these children to acquire confidence and a belief in themselves and their ability as young mathematicians.
The SUNY Buffalo State CAC provides programs that create educational opportunities for Buffalo State students and multilingual youth and adults in our community. Summer 2021 programs will include Buffalo Beginnings Bridge for recently resettled children and families, Buffalo Beginnings STEM program for middle schoolers, Global Youth Leaders (GYL) civic leadership program for high schoolers, English as a New Language classes (ENL), and Citizenship classes. The requested funds from the Erie County Primetime Programming RFP will provide stipends and travel funds for Global Youth Leaders (GYL) and Buffalo State College (BSC) student AmeriCorps volunteers who act as keystones in the CAC’s tiered mentoring approach. GYL are mentored by Buffalo State AmeriCorps members and, in turn, the GYL mentor Buffalo Beginnings and community students. The first three weeks of the program will include leadership development and planning for the Buffalo Beginnings Bridge summer camp and Buffalo Beginnings STEM summer camp. Buffalo Beginnings Bridge summer camp will provide newly arrived, former refugee students and their families project-based curriculum that focuses on English literacy and school readiness. Buffalo Beginnings STEM summer camp will engage middle school students in a project-based, STEM focused curriculum. GYL and BSC AmeriCorps volunteers will act as program assistants and create family engagement activities that will be offered to create ongoing opportunities for learning and connecting to resources for all Buffalo Beginnings students.
Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) will assist the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York with the removal of target invasive species from the Houghton Preserve. The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Crew (Crew) will spend seven days in 2021 and seven days in 2022 implementing target invasive species monitoring and removal within Units 1 (4.8 acres) and 2 (11.2 acres). Invasive species targets will include glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), multi-flora rose (Rosa multiflora) and bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.). Efforts will include the removal of target invasive species through cut-stump herbicide treatments, foliar herbicide treatments and manual removal, the monitoring of areas where previous removal activities took place, and the follow-up foliar herbicide treatment of any resprouts. If time permits, the Crew will also survey and monitor areas outside of Units 1 and 2, including the bog and northwest section.
Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) will implement the removal of Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), an early detection priority species, within the WNY PRISM region of the Great Lakes Basin. Invasive species cause significant ecological harm including negative impacts to water quality such as increased erosion and altered nutrient cycling. WNY PRISM will lead removal efforts on identified sites and implement site monitoring for a minimum of 5 years in accordance with established early detection site monitoring protocols. Boot brush stations will be placed at trailheads to reduce the spread and reintroduction of invasive species along trails.
ICHP will provide website hosting and ongoing support and management of visual and textual elements of the site. ICHP will provide data analytics, scientific and technical assistance, which involves leveraging the data from The Point to inform the local opioid-related prevention and treatment strategies of the Erie County Opiate Taskforce. ICHP will provide ongoing data management for the information displayed on The Point.
The Px21 collaborative working group has evolved from the initial concept of a coordinating council that is an integral aspect of the Erie County Department of Mental Health Comprehensive Prevention Plan for 2018-2022. The Center for Health and Social Research is an active participant of the Px21 workgroup, with the roles of: (1) support for regularly scheduled meetings of the entire group, (2) participation in workgroups to implement collaborative services, (3) conducting specific group assessment/planning meetings to assess prevention system impact, challenges, and priorities for changes.
Buffalo Niagara Film Commission agrees to market and promote the Niagara Falls / Niagara County region as a film, television, and digital media production location. Buffalo Niagara Film Commission will provide support and services to film, television, and digital media companies upon their decision to produce a project in the Niagara Falls / Niagara County region.
Under this contract, the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic will provide speech-language services and supervision of SUNY Buffalo State graduate students at Aspire. The SUNY Buffalo State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic will use Aspire as a placement site, offering clinical experiences not currently available on the Buffalo State campus to graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology.
This project will provide training and technical assistance in support of the OTDA Employment and Income Support Programs, Imaging/Electronic Documentation Repository/Onsite Scanning, myBenefits, e-applications and myWorkspace applications.
This project will support training and technical assistance activities related to WMS, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), transitional supports, and employment programs.
This project provides support for New York City Department of Social Services managers, supervisors and staff through an extensive offering of training and facilitated activities designed to enhance core central office operations and staff development and management competencies.
The purpose of this proposal is to advance the awareness and understanding of the environmental impact of cotton from raw fiber, fabrics, and apparel products eventually to consumer experience in the COVID-19 pandemic era among students in the Fashion and Textile Technology (FTT) department. Students are preparing for careers across the apparel supply chain covering textile industry, apparel manufacturing, and retailing as creative designers, technical designers, merchandising professionals, branding specialists, etc. The year-long project Cotton Experience in the New Normal Post-Pandemic involves a strategic meshing of a variety of classes to reach the most students in the four different concentrations including Fashion Merchandising, Apparel Design, Product Development, and Fashion/Textile Design Technologies within the FTT department. In spring and fall semesters, students will be immersed in learning about cotton sustainability, performance cotton technologies and fabrications, the use cotton for specific target markets, merchandising, and marketing of cotton fabrics and products in the new retailing environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Fall 2021, students will have the opportunity to enroll in a special topics course which will facilitate travel to North Carolina to visit the headquarters of Cotton Incorporated as well as a cotton farm to delve into the agricultural, manufacturing and finishing aspects of cotton fabrics. Cotton Sustainability workshops and speaker series will be held in Fall 2021. Hands-on workshops will focus on repurposing or upcycling cotton products to promote sustainable and natural benefits of cotton. Fashion professionals will be invited to discuss the realities of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the cotton supply chain and consumer experience with cotton products. The speaker series is intended to improve students’ knowledge of cotton, cotton sustainability, and cotton performance technologies beyond the classroom and to help students better prepare for their intended fashion careers given the fact that cotton is an environmentally-friendly fiber throughout its product life cycle that is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable.
Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Western New York seek to understand the housing market in Erie and Niagara counties and assess the current and projected needs of the population within that market. Additionally, the team seeks to establish some baseline conditions in the market and evaluate the impact, existing and potential, of the current covid-19 outbreak given its expected impact.
This report will engage with and answer the following key questions:
What are the demographic and economic characteristics of the region?
How are those characteristics expected to change in the next 5, 10, and 30 years?
What is the state of the region’s housing stock?
What are the gaps in the current housing market as it relates to the availability of access to housing for various populations?
To what extent are spatial patterns of housing currently (mis)matched to spatial patterns of the region’s people and jobs?
In answering these questions – with an eye toward ongoing and emerging challenges resulting from covid-19 – the report will provide the team with a tool to quickly scan and understand the current housing landscape while being flexible enough to respond to ongoing and emergent challenges.
Buffalo State College in partnership with MECHS will provide new student orientation and assist in college preparation orientation for parents and students. College staff & faculty liaison will provide support services for Middle Early High School Students in terms of academic tutoring, mentoring, career development, counseling, scholarship opportunities, academic support, labs, HEOP, financial aid and admissions.
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