The High Road Fellowship is global learning on a domestic scale. Students are immersed in a dynamic model of collaborative outreach and extension that drives innovative, sustainable and equitable economic development in a global economy.
The group programming on Fridays are a practicum of the pre-course and allow students to share and reflect on their work and participate in discussion with different stakeholders and community leaders. Then they head out for guided walking tours of the city’s neighborhoods, commercial strips, innovation centers and waterfront developments. From the historic Colored Musicians Club to the Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; from the city of Buffalo’s director of strategic planning and Federal Reserve Bank economists to the founder of Prisoners Are People Too, High Road fellows get to know the places and meet the people changing Buffalo. They experience the unvarnished realities of this metro area, from concentrated poverty and urban sprawl to a world-class arts scene and historic walkable neighborhoods.
High Road Records
High Roaders have made a significant and lasting impact on the Buffalo community. The High Road Record illustrates not only the students' summer contributions to Buffalo's revitalization, but also the great diversity of community organizations that are committed to service learning and applied research opportunities for young people.