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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Westminster is the heart of the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.

Driven by M&T Bank’s longstanding focus on revitalization through education, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is a unique public-private partnership that inspires the collaboration and commitment of local leaders in education, business, community services, healthcare, and government to help build strong schools that promote academic achievement.

The impacts that have been made here are driven by a simple belief: Education and opportunity are intrinsically connected. Westminster is the realization of that vision—when students and families have access to educational opportunities, the entire community grows stronger together.

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Scholarships.

Each year, exceptional eighth-grade students from Westminster are awarded Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Scholarships for their hard work, determination, and community contributions. The awards, funded by M&T Bank, cover the full cost of each student’s tuition to private high schools, in addition to additional support as they progress throughout their high school careers.

Children’s Academy.

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood established an early childhood education center right by Westminster on Bailey. Operating in partnership with the Community Action Organization of WNY, the Academy serves children aged six weeks through pre-K in a rich and positive environment that fosters age-appropriate academic and developmental growth.

Learn more about opportunities available through Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, including financial planning and career opportunity programming for families, on their website today.