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

Breanna Ross

Photo: Breanna Ross
Buffalo, NY
Health Sciences Charter School and CWA
  • Conducted a comprehensive research project on labor policies and best practices in human resources nationally to assist the leaders of the Health Science Charter School in cultivating an elite work environment for the school.  
  • Developed Board Policy recommendations and supporting administrative procedures to implement these best practices with the school.

"My work experience definitely enhanced my researching and writing skills as well as gave me my first opportunity to work on policy writing. I also developed some soft skills like people skills and networking and what its like to work in an office setting. The High Roads experience as a whole really opened me up to thinking about a career in social justice and community based work. At my internship I also got the chance to talk with many HR professionals who gave me great insights into that field. Overall the fellowship was a great experience that help me grow and think about my future in a more informed way.”

“We highly value Breanna’s contributions. Breanna is a fresh set of eyes to how we are handling human resources policies and procedures and is willing to share her thoughts with me after meetings or when reviewing policies.”

Greg Altman,

Director of Finance & Operations at HSCS