On the High Road Blog
Being born and raised in Buffalo has me completely vested in the area with no real intention of ever leaving, despite contrasting sentiments coming from a majority of my peers. I love to see Buffalo do well for its own good, as well as having positive national press so others aren’t as quick to talk down on this city.
I heard about the CommonBound Conference during my first few days in Buffalo. I heard so many program and organization names in the first few days that it’s a wonder I even remembered to Google CommonBound when I got a chance to.
Growing up an hour away from Buffalo, I've considered myself a Buffalonian my whole life. But living in a Buffalo neighborhood this summer, I now know that I was naïve in my assumption that I knew everything about Buffalo and the people that comprise the City of Good Neighbors.
I had never been to Buffalo before, and had no idea what to expect.
20 Cornell undergraduates will spend their summers contributing to community and economic development with dynamic social sector organizations in Buffalo, NY.
We are excited to release the High Road Fellowship Engagement and Impact Report for 2015 (PDF, 3 MB).
2015 High Roader Kyle Friend `17 had this letter to the editor published in the Buffalo News urging a living wage for workers in low-wage occupations across New York.
In 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act into law, establishing the United States’ first wage floor.
I have been able to meet some remarkable people. They are people who are truly passionate about what they do and will do anything to achieve their dream.
Have you ever stopped to think about who has guided you through your life?
If I have learned anything during my short time here in Buffalo, it is that community nonprofit groups go far beyond their mission statement.
"...ultimately turning out to be one of the most exciting moments of my professional life so far. All three weeks of it."
18 Cornell undergraduates arrived in Buffalo earlier this month to conduct research, assist with strategic planning, and develop new programming for nonprofits in the city.
High Roader Amber Aspinall was placed this summer at the Center for Employment Opportunities Buffalo office.
My supervisors have consistently encouraged me to pursue whatever I love, letting me know of arts festivals and galleries and meetings that they think would interest me.
Crawling under the impossibly tangled link of hands, I maneuvered myself into an even stranger position than my previous.
Verse by Zakiya Williams Wells
It has been six weeks since I arrived in Buffalo and began my High Roads adventure.
My assignment at the Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) this summer closely intertwines my interests in cross-cultural work and the arts.
My work at the International Institute of Buffalo has been the second major reinforcement of my education that this program has facilitated.
While at the International Institute of Buffalo I have been working to develop a skilled mentoring program for refugees.
I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve as a High Road Fellow at the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York (LDA of WNY).
On Friday, we met with a few major Buffalo stakeholders Jack McGowan and Paul Tesluk.
As soon as I stepped off the train in Buffalo, I knew that this upstate city was going to be a great place to spend the summer.
This summer, I am working at the Western New York Law Center on research related to the mortgage foreclosure process.
I arrived in buffalo more than 3 weeks ago and already I am starting to see my way of thinking change.
…working in Buffalo's living laboratory