BBBBSEC was one of fourteen charities that support children to receive a generous donation of $5,000.00 from Pizza Hut’s Raising Dough for Kids Charity. The “dough” was raised in the local Pizza Hut stores through contributions from their customers in change canisters and various other fundraisers throughout the year. The donation we received will be used to continue our successful Site-Based Mentoring Programs that match Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers with children at the Belle Center and Enterprise Charter School.
Mentors Who Move the City Honoree Tiffany Lewis
Tiffany Lewis – Defender of Potential Tiffany Lewis, is currently the Founder and CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc (CGMP). Nationally recognized as a best practice for mentoring by MENTOR, CGMP an elite 501(c)(3) non-profit mentoring organization that utilizes evidence-based interventions to improve self-efficacy in girls ages 7-19. As a strong leader in youth mentoring with a demonstrated history of advocating for youth, Tiffany provides advocacy efforts on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Teen Dating Violence, Self-Esteem and Confidence. Tiffany holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Religious Studies, additional certifications from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is also a Licensed Esthetician certified in Clinical Oncology Esthetics. Notably, Tiffany…
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Women Who Move the City Wednesday- Congrats Lorna MacDonald Czarnota!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is honored to celebrate Lorna MacDonald Czarnota as this week’s featured Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree! Lorna, an award-winning storyteller and author, has delighted audiences in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland with traditional and original stories since 1985. She is the founder and executive director of Crossroads Story Center, Inc., a not-for-profit reaching at-risk youth through story, music and art. The organization is dedicated to helping young people navigate troubled waters through the model of story by mentoring and forming productive adult/youth partnerships. Lorna’s healing story work is recognized in national and international storytelling communities. Lorna was the resident storyteller for nine years at Hopevale Residential Treatment Center and presents…
Mentors Who Move the City Honoree Lauren Lewis
Lauren Lewis – Defender of Potential Lauren, a Partner at StaffBuffalo, a local women-owned, full-service professional staffing firm, combines her background in sales, her love of working with people, and her passion for WNY. Lauren has a love for working with people and developing strong relationships, and she brings that enthusiasm and positivity into work every day. Lauren works to help others reach their true and full potential through coaching people to find meaningful jobs, helping to build up companies through identifying exceptional employees, and through dedicated volunteer mentor work. Lauren is actively involved with Buffalo Prep, Child & Family Services, the local colleges, Buffalo Public Schools, and her Alma Mater, Nardin Academy. Through these organizations, Lauren works with students of all ages, providing…
BBBSEC joins the Good Neighborhood
We are excited to announce that we have a monthly blog on the Good Neighborhood. Based in Buffalo, New York, The Good Neighborhood is all about community. Daily you can get an online dose of good news and information about upcoming events around town that usually have a local cause associated with them. The Big Brothers Big Sisters blog will appear the last Friday of every month and features agency news updates and inspiring stories about our matches. To visit the Good Neighborhood and read our most current blog click here To get minute to minute updates from the Good ‘hood, get social with them at: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodneighborhood
Women Who Move the City Wednesday-Congrats Julie Signorille!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor, Kiss 98.5 are excited to honor Julie Signorille as our first Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Julie currently serves on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County’s Board of Directors and is active in making connections for Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout the community. She is always looking to forge partnerships and seeking opportunities that enhance the quality of mentoring the program provides to children facing adversity. Julie is also a member of the WNY Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Family Sustaining Jobs Committee. This committee strives to reduce barriers to single, female heads of households’ seeking education and employment. A current initiative of the committee includes a partnership…