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The Raising of America event

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At WNED on November 10 from 5 – 7 pm the  Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, WNED, and RTSB are hosting a forum entitled ‘The Raising of America.’  The main topic is the importance of early childhood and the future of our nation.  This is a national event, sponsored by the main policy group for Promise Neighborhoods, the  Center for the Study of Social Policy.  The documentary will be viewed in many different sites across the country.  It illustrates how a strong start for all of our children leads not only to better individual life-course outcomes (learning, earning, and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous and equitable nation.  Please look at the attached generic flyer that gives a general description of the documentary and the event.

BPN’s program will include screening the film to an audience of at least 250, followed by a panel of experts  who will respond to the issues, as well as answer questions from the audience.  The discussion will fall into four main categories:  the importance of early childhood education for future success, healthy child-healthy-mind-healthy family, parenting, and the development of public policies that will meet these needs.

For more information on The Raising of America documentary please click here

Mental Health Association event July 16th

Events, FVN, News

The Mental Health Association of  Erie County is proud to announce that Glenn Leibman, CEO of the Mental Health Associations of New York State will be speaking  in Buffalo at the Life Transitions Center

Wednesday July 16th 
8:30am- 10 :00am 
1140 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 

To register for this event please click here 


Alzheimer’s Association 3-part series for early stage caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter is holding  free classes on early stage dementia for caregivers.


3-part series on July 1, July 8, July 15, 2014

6 – 7:30pm at Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter Office

Free and open to all caregivers

Registration required. Call 1.800.272.3900


Living with Alzheimiers

**They also have a class for people with a diagnosis–call us to learn more!**


For those who are unable to attend but interested in learning more about future programs, please call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

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Leveraging Outcome Based Measures in Grant Writing, an AEA Event

The Executive Committee of the United Way Agency Executives Association is hosting the program entitled “Leveraging Outcome Based Measures in Grant Writing.”

Wednesday June 4, 2014


Meals on Wheels Community Center

100 James E Casey Drive

Buffalo NY 14206

$10 for non-members, FREE for AEA members


This program includes an interactive workshop, networking opportunities and a breakfast.  During the workshop attendees will develop a plan for how to gather, quantify, and report on the criteria each unique organization uses to measure success.  The workshop will also guide attendees in how this data can be used during the grant writing process.

This event includes presentations from Matthew McDonald, the Director of the Nonprofit Technology Solutions Division, Lindsay Evans, Marketing Communications Coordinator, both at Brisbane Consulting Group and Jim Serafin, the President of Resource Development and Management.

Matthew McDonald has extensive experience providing accounting software and technology solutions to nonprofit, government and manufacturing agencies.  He has implemented a comprehensive value based business model at Brisbane where client goals and satisfaction are the measurement for success.

Lindsay Evans has been working as a implementation specialist responsible for implementations, training and requisite support for the nonprofit software packages.  She continues to work with nonprofit clients to support their fundraising efforts through sharing best practices and setting up client with Abila Fundraising Online, which she specializes in.

Jim Serafin’s company focuses on strategic marketing, business planning, grant writing, fundraising, and budgeting which has successfully raised millions of dollars to grow not for profit organizations.  As a talented speaker he has presented at national conferences in the areas of product line development and program evaluation.  Previously, he has served in executive positions for a regional food bank, the largest hospital in Colorado, a regional hospital in Texas, a community planning council, a united Way, a soup kitchen and shelter program, and an inner city Montessori School.  Jim is particularly effective in dealing with difficult strategic, fundraising and marketing issues.

Executive Directors, staff, an d board members are welcome to attend.  This event is free for AEA member agencies and $10 for non-members.  Please register by Friday May 30th at



Dream, Grow, Achieve Artwork Submission Wanted

Attention All Families in the Erie County Children’s System of Care:

On Tuesday May 6th 2014, Families’ Child Advocacy Network and The Family Help Center will be co-hosting the 2014 Erie County Children’s System of Care Mental Health Awareness Event. Using the theme, “Dreaming, Growing, Achieving: The Roots of Success”, they would like to showcase the many artistic talents and expressions of the youth and their families by inviting them all to not only attend this FREE CELEBRATION of their successes, but to participate in this year’s 2014 Mental Health Awareness ART SHOW.

All ages are welcome to submit their original drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, songs or poetry that inspires and motivates them to Dream, Grow, and Achieve. Artwork can be submitted individually or as a project that your entire family worked on together. Each submission can be something that was already created that ties in with our theme or a new piece that you wish to create for this particular event. If an artist would like to submit a song, dance, rap or poetry reading, please record it onto a CD and we will include it in a slideshow that will be played during dinner. Deadline for submissions is Thursday April 24, 2014!

Attached is a submission/consent form that must be completed and sent with your artwork.

Please contact Chelsea Dominick at or 858-1531 if you have any questions or your artwork needs to be picked up.

Otherwise, please mail your entry to:

60 Dingens Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

***Formal invitations will be sent out soon, but for now please SAVE THE DATE!! We look forward to seeing you and your artwork at the event!!***


Art Show Submission Consent Form