Programs at the Alphonso Rafi Greene, Jr. Masten Resource Center:
The Better Schools Better Neighborhoods (BSBN) Collaborative is a consortium of businesses, institutions, faith-based organizations, block clubs, schools, property owners, and residents that live or work in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park neighborhood, or stakeholders outside the community that are concerned about its growth and development. BSBN is dedicated to re-creating and transforming the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park neighborhood into a great place to visit, live, work, play and raise a family.
The Better Buffalo Fund and Streetscape Project is aimed at dramatically improving the quality of businesses, housing, and the living environment, Fillmore Avenue Corridor, by helping business owners get financed to make necessary facade improvements and renovations to their businesses, increasing the value and quality of the neighborhood.
Pathstone Enterprise Center, Inc. is a Business Development Series held every Monday.
Block Club Development program offers the community training sessions on how to organize a block club, and develop a neighborhood watch program. Computer literacy training is also available.
Recreational and social activities involving the school-aged youth in the Greater Martin Luther King Park Community.
We the Parents
Recent We The Parents Media Coverage
Feb. 1 – Students return to class room – https://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-public-schools-students-are-back-classroom?fbclid=IwAR1dpPfqKhMt5izYkakNEa7RfL0ptyrTXg5cuQdn8npKlcS0x0PpsvwWEtk
Feb. 3 – NYSED Proposal to waive standardized testing https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR1j5EOSwc0eDxq2B2VAhb3RgEI7eFVbRJGsEX3HfujFa5revbBE4ePrTNc#.YCGWMsWryuM.facebook
Feb. 10 – Advocacy in Support of Standardized testing https://www.wcny.org/education-group-argues-standardized-tests-needed-to-judge-effect-of-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR0Y96r7iLdP3OzB-eUUS158nct73zlkAWsduKhnTB-2pz2ckYvURccM3uc
Feb. 15 – NYSED seeks permission to cancel standardized testing
Feb. 23 In support of State Assessments https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/feds-school-assessments-must-go-on-despite-pandemic/article_7abac436-75ef-11eb-93b4-2b6a134f7e2d.html
Feb. 23 – President Biden and USDOE mandate Standardized testing https://www.wkbw.com/news/eye-on-education/president-bidens-decision-to-mandate-standardized-tests-draws-mixed-reaction
Feb. 26 – BPS Brings back more students https://www.wivb.com/news/as-buffalo-public-schools-look-to-bring-more-students-back-parents-worry-its-not-soon-enough/