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Buffalo Co-Lab

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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Ashley Bivens

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ILR '22
High Road Fellowships - Buffalo, NY
Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York
WORK HIGHLIGHTS

• Worked with LDA, The Parent Network and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) to develop a collaborative program that addresses the complex and disruptive effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on a child’s development.

• Identified programmatic synergies and then created a Venn diagram of program overlaps between the Learning Disabilities Association, EPIC, and Parent Network. Proposed next steps and collaborations based on dual programming for the organizations.

• Studied other national ACES studies and programs.

• Researched ACES screening tools and home visiting programs nationally and locally to determine possible fits for the three organizations. 

BUFFALO HIGHLIGHT

Fourth of July weekend: Bisons Game, Philhharmonic Orchestra, Canalside Fireworks, and the Eternal Flame hike. Also, first karaoke experience. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

Friday tour of the Martin House: Frank Lloyd Wright has a hotel in Bartlesville, OK it was exciting to see another of his creations. 

INTERESTS

Diverse cultural experiences, engaged communities, learning Buffalo’s history, creating equitable opportunities.

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL SKILLS

Time management, organizational outreach, mouse trapper, transportation specialist.

BLOG POST

Respect, Ambition, and Cultural Sensitivity

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