Welcome to the Buffalo State Community Academic Center (CAC).

Through a generous gift from longtime Buffalo State supporters Eleanore Woods Beals, '50, and her husband, Vaughn Beals, the university has opened the doors to this new center located at 214 Grant Street in Buffalo.

The CAC's central mission is to coordinate and provide cradle-to-career educational support programming for youth and families on Buffalo’s West Side.

Programming is developed and designed in collaboration with campus and community partners. Activities and offerings range from outside of school time enrichment to instruction for newcomer refugee youth and parents.

Spring 2014 Opportunities!

Youth registration information for our Spring programs is now available.

Buffalo State Education major can now enroll the in the Dr. Aaron Podolefsky AmeriCorps Student Teacher Fellows and all majors can apply to the Dr. Aaron Podolefsky AmeriCorps Tutoring Fellowship and complete a semester of service working with west side youth before student teaching in the Fall of 2014 and receive a $2,114 education award.

 The CAC is jointly operated by Buffalo State's Center for Excellence in Rural and Urban Education and the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center.

To discuss collaborative programs or options for the use of space, please contact the CAC at (716) 878-3289,, or 214 Grant St. Buffalo, 14213.