About Us

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) is a unique public/private partnership seeking to improve academic performance at the neighborhood’s three schools – Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children's Academy, Highgate Heights Elementary and Westminster Community Charter School – while revitalizing the surrounding community.

Through the collaboration and commitment of local leaders in education, business, community services, philanthropy, healthcare and government, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is creating a sustainable model for neighborhood revitalization.

This initiative builds upon one of the city’s greatest educational success stories in recent years: the transformation of one of Buffalo’s lowest performing schools into the Westminster Community Charter School.

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's vision is that all children and families have access to a continuum of cradle-to-career solutions centered on strong schools which promote academic achievement and healthy development. With the community’s support this neighborhood will once again become a thriving place for families to live, work and play.


Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's vision is for all children and families to have access to a continuum of cradle-through-college-to-career solutions, with strong schools at the center supporting academic achievement, healthy development and neighborhood stability.


Buffalo Promise Neighborhood’s mission is to join the community in the revitalization of the neighborhood to provide sustainable positive opportunities