Closing The Gap

  •  What is Closing the Gap in Student Performance?

    Closing the Gap (CTG) is a school-community collaboration in 6 Buffalo Public Schools that integrates health, human, and social services to enhance conditions for learning. Our goal is to close the achievement gap by addressing the non-academic barriers that can keep kids from learning.

    Closing the Gap is partnering with Buffalo Public Schools to support their efforts in:

     Improving academic achievement

     Increasing attendance,

     Decreasing disciplinary referrals

                             Decreasing formal and informal suspensions
                             Increasing parental involvement

    Currently at Hamlin Park #74, health and human service providers work with a Site Facilitator to coordinate services for children and their families. Services include individual and family counseling, family advocacy, tutoring/mentoring, crisis intervention, and linkage/referral. Current providers include Child & Adolescent Treatment Services 21st Century Program, Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, City of Buffalo Youth Counseling Program, and Western New York United.


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