Buffalo City Forum

WBFO News photo by Eileen Koteras Elibol l WNED Art Director l Photographer

Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, the president of Say Yes to Education, spoke before a studio audience at Buffalo City Forum Tuesday evening.

The hour-long forum was broadcast live on WBFO and AM 970. It was moderated by station manager Jim Ranney. 

The program, which was recently introduced in Buffalo, offers the promise of free college tuition to city schools students who meet the requirements.

Save the date for Say Yes to Education conversation

Aug 24, 2012
WBFO News file photo

Save the date for Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for the next Buffalo City Forum. 

Say Yes to Education President Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey will be leading a discussion about the program hosted by WBFO & AM 970’s Jim Ranney at the WNED studio.

The Say Yes to Education initiative is sending the nation’s urban youth to college.  Recently, Buffalo adopted the Say Yes to Buffalo campaign.  It promises eligible Buffalo Public and charter school student’s tuition to attend college and higher education.

Policy adviser Bruce Katz speaks at Buffalo City Forum

Mar 14, 2012
Photo by Eileen Koteras Elibol/WNED Art Director and Photographer

When Governor Andrew Cuomo promised a “billion for Buffalo” earlier this year, he promised to draw on the expertise of Bruce Katz with the Brookings Institution.

“There already is a buzz nationally about the Buffalo billion,” Katz told the crowd of 200 at “Buffalo City Forum” on Wednesday at WNED’s downtown studios.

In his address, he hinted at his vision for how the billion will be spent.

The Buffalo metro area contains about six percent of state’s jobs and population. The ultimate goal of Cuomo’s billion will be to boost both of numbers and make it stick.