Community Partners

Through NBI, Canisius works with 100+ nonprofit groups, block clubs, schools and other community organizations, pairing volunteers and resources with the greatest needs. Projects include providing free bookkeeping support for small businesses, harvesting crops in the East-West Community Garden, tutoring students of all ages, and much more.  

Join Us

If your organization would like to become an NBI partner and work with Canisius, please get in touch:

Mary Rech Rockwell,  Ph.D.
The New Buffalo Institute

School Partnerships

Through NBI, Canisius currently supports local schools with a variety of initiatives, including afterschool tutoring and STEM enrichment programs, hands-on environmental education and outreach, and creative writing workshops. Of these 45 school partners, 19 are also student-teacher placement destinations for education majors from our School of Education and Human Services. Those schools are italicized in the lists below.

Buffalo Public Schools: 

PS 17 Early Childhood Center 
PS 18 Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School
PS 27 Hillery Park Elementary School
PS 31 Harriet Ross Tubman School
PS 45 International School
PS 50 North Park Community School 
PS 53 Community School 
PS 54 Dr. George E. Blackman School of Excellence 
PS 61 Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction 
PS 67 Discovery School 
PS 72 Lorraine Elementary School 
PS 74 Hamlin Park Academy
PS 76 Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy 
PS 79 Grabiarz School of Excellence
PS 80 Highgate Heights School 
PS 81
PS 89 Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence 
PS 93 Southside Elementary School 
PS 99 Makowski Early Childhood Center
PS 156 Frederick Law Olmsted School
PS 192 Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
PS 195 City Honors School 
PS 207 Lafayette International High School
PS 212 Leonardo Da Vinci High School
PS 302 Emerson School of Hospitality 
PS 304 Hutchinson Central Technical High School 
PS 305 McKinley High School
PS 363 Bennett High School 

Charter, Private and Parochial Schools:

  • ​Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School 
  • Buffalo Seminary
  • Canisius High School
  • Cantalician Center 
  • Charter School for Applied Technologies 
  • Charter School of Inquiry Afterschool Program
  • Health Sciences Charter School
  • King Center Charter
  • Our Lady of Hope Home School Afterschool Program
  • Persistence Preparatory Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
  • St. Joseph’s University School Afterschool Program
  • St. Monica’s School
  • Stanley G. Falk School
  • Tapestry Charter School
  • West Buffalo Charter School
  • Westminster Community Charter School  

Block Clubs 

  • Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association
  • Oxford Block Club

Nonprofit Organizations


Social Service Organizations

Other Nonprofits

Best Self Behavior Health

Batavia Detention Center


City Mission

Black Lives Resist in the Rust

Clara’s Closet

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

Compass House

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

ENERGY Tutoring


Buffalo United Front

Endeavor Health Services

Buffalo Zoo

Evergreen Health

Clean Air Coalition

Habitat for Humanity


Court Watch


Harbor House


East West Community Garden


Harvest House


Institute for Autism Research


Hilbert College

International Institute of Buffalo


Horizon Health Services

Justice for Migrant Families

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Kino Border Initiative


Jewish Family Services

Mt. Olive Church

Journey’s End Refugee Services

Open Buffalo

Little Portion Friary

Partnership for the Public Good

Lt. Matt Urban Hope Center

Raíces Theatre

People Against Trafficking Humans (P.A.T.H.)

Restore of Communities Assoc. (ROCC)


Pediatric Clinic on Allen St. 

Say Yes to Education


People’s Park

Stand Up for Racial Justice

Response to Love Center


The Teacher’s Desk

Salvation Army


Upper Room Church of God in Christ

Spectrum Health Services

Westminster Economic Development

Initiative (WEDI)

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy

West Side Bazaar

Vive La Casa


West Side Community Services



Young Adult Lift Transitions Program (Y.A.L.T.)