Launched in December of 2011, Say Yes Buffalo is an unprecedented, collaborative effort with more than 200 partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors committed to strengthening the Western New York economy by investing in the education of Buffalo’s future workforce. The Community Foundation played a key leadership role in bringing this initiative to Buffalo. Today, Say Yes Buffalo provides Buffalo students with a scholarship for post-secondary studies and is working to remove barriers preventing students from achieving academic success. Since the launch, the high school graduation rate in Buffalo Public Schools has increased by 15 percentage points.
We continue to help many more students attain post-secondary education as a partner, supporter and advocate of Say Yes Buffalo.