Nathanael Cheng

Nathanael Cheng

BSILR '20

Buffalo State College Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education

Rydal, PA

Work Highlights
  • Assisted in the logistics of a leadership development course for 25 emerging community leaders including creating publicity brochures, pairing mentors with mentees, and supervising the various workshops
  • Surveyed 40+ participants of program and utilized data to compile a report of recommendations that were adopted by the organization
  • Interviewed 30+ community members and conducted an ethnographic study on the New American community in Buffalo
  • Represented Buffalo State CEURE at community meetings and coalition focused on community development of Buffalo’s West Side
In their words

"Buffalo is a cool city.  I would be interested in going into this type of work in the future.  This summer gave me a lot of perspective on a plethora issues that helped me grow.  Working for the community, in the community, helping build others up, and taking the high road was really fulfilling work for me."

Impact

"Nate was a tremendous asset to the Center this summer. His work has been a great help to our efforts to engage residents in critical conversations and will be highly valuable in helping us strengthen cradle to career initiatives for this community."

John Siskar,

Senior Advisor for the Buffalo State Education Pipeline Initiatives, Buffalo State