Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology

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There are some Buffalo Public Schools that don’t offer music programs like chorus or art classes like photography. The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) on Main Street currently helps fill a role by providing these kind of classes and more for students after school. BCAT has been growing recently due to increased interest. And they have been able to meet a growing need in part to increased philanthropic support.

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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) has been offering free adult workforce classes the past few years on Buffalo’s Main Street for medical coding and pharmacy technician training. This fall they are adding to that.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A youth program in the city of Buffalo is designed to prevent high school drop outs and promote graduation. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley recently visited The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) after-school program where city high school students are using their creative talents to succeed.

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Buffalo schools are expanding the programs for kids who don't succeed in traditional classrooms.


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Some young Buffalo artists created a special original song for First Lady Michelle Obama to wish her well as she leaves the White House. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the project was led by their youth instructor at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology.  

Students serving as art curators

Apr 30, 2015
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and First Niagara team together each school season to host the 'Future Curators' program. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says Western New York high school students are given the opportunity to serve as real art curators.

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A Buffalo lawmaker is calling on the Board of Education to adopt a policy to hold mandatory assemblies. In our Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the assemblies would be designed to engage parents.

City unveils new police vehicles

Apr 22, 2014
Lorey Schultz / City of Buffalo Deputy Director of Communications

The Buffalo Police Department received a dozen new patrol vehicles Wedneday. The Chevy Tahoes are the first of 49 total cruisers expected to be on the road by mid-May.

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The founder of a successful after-school program for at-risk urban high school students helped cut the ribbon on the new Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Friday.

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Construction crews still have some work to do, but classes are set to begin this fall at the new Buffalo Center For Arts and Technology.