High Road Fellowships

Engaged Learning & Applied Research Fellowships for Cornell Students in Buffalo, NY

Imagine a summer...

grassroots economic development...urban revitalization...small business development...labor-community alliances...poverty alleviation...the green economy...civic engagement...public economic policy...quality job creation...creative culture and the new economy

...working in Buffalo's living laboratory

Since 2009, this fellowship program has provided opportunities for Cornell undergraduate students to participate as a group in research, engaged learning and service in community-based economic development in Buffalo.

Undergoing dynamic reinvention, Buffalo is home to a rich array of creative organizations tackling rust belt challenges. Students will learn about and contribute to vibrant local innovation by working with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, government officials, business and labor advocates focused on revitalizing the metro Buffalo economy. Affordable group housing is available for students not from the area.