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Inspirational. Visionary. Community-driven. All words that describe Michael Barnes, founder and CEO of Yard Sale Produce in Lackawanna, NY. Founded in 2009, Yard Sale Produce is a non-profit organization that aims to make affordable, fresh produce available to low-income communities with their farmers market.  “My vision is to increase community involvement and promote nutrition while having...

CAO of WNY Launches Collaborative Effort Connecting Lackawanna Residents to Jobs (Buffalo, NY) - The Community Action Organization of WNY’s (CAO) employment and training department has been working with the Mobile Safety-Net Team (serving Erie and Niagara counties) and ACCESS WNY in a collaborative effort to connect Lackawanna, NY residents to living-wage jobs. The three entities...

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. 3 – https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0HasDNFb30l6seJRkOAFPEWlvDW6KshPeYv2rF9cA6826vz23wJzBnPik  Feb. 3 - https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0KjnbsN4v4h19DJ35IOOQEVkIP5Fy1FSN5KdKyKSu3morIAJBqJht_pAU  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 https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/state-seeks-permission-to-cancel-assessments-for-grades-3-8-some-regents-exams/article_b2956926-6ecc-11eb-9228-b33f8c791bcf.html?fbclid=IwAR3KB9m7CtMYvtVZFzKgpIzCFZdfZETg7GhTTPeyE7uxz3chNIS3vVJKKr8  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...