18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
New York State Education Department funding has been approved for six Buffalo schools, including $1.4 million for the Riverside High School, a school in which Medaille has been developing programs and processes to support the “Transformation Model” outlined as an intervention strategy by the U.S. Department of Education.
Medaille’s participation in Riverside High School dates back to the opening of classes in 2010, as the school reopened after extensive renovations.
With guidance from Medaille, Riverside is working to organize students into one of three emergent academies anchored in themes such as leadership/entrepreneurship, health care and finance. Medaille has also coordinated Americorps volunteers and professional staff within the school to provide tutoring, mentoring, financial literacy workshops, and learning through connections with the neighborhood and larger community.
The Buffalo-based college is supporting the students and teachers at Riverside by sharing its own community-based programming geared toward student success. Going forward, Medaille has committed five tuition scholarships for Riverside High School graduates beginning in 2014, the year when the first class since Medaille began its Riverside efforts in 2010 will graduate.
With this substantial investment in the Riverside High School infrastructure, Medaille is actualizing its own mission that emphasizes “early career access and the success of every student” as well as its commitment to a “civic and sustainable future for Buffalo and the region.” Medaille is basing its services at Riverside High School on the College’s successful programming for its own largely first-generation college student population at its Buffalo campus.
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.