Organization

The Service Collaborative of WNY

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Veterans & Military Families

Contact Information

173 Elm Street
Buffalo, NY 14203


(716) 418-8500

The Service Collaborative of WNY (TSC) creates opportunities for all individuals to serve their communities, challenging them to turn their ideals into action and their passion into positive change.

About The Service Collaborative of WNY

Through transformational service and civic responsibility, TSC is designing a sustainable future for our nation’s communities. As an independent non-profit organization, TSC has been recognized as a community leader with the capacity to identify/address community needs through direct service.

TSC is built on an infrastructure of responsible grant stewardship of Corporation for National and Community Service and other federal funds, producing countless quality programs involved in transformational service. TSC seamlessly continues its provision of national service programs to WNY, overseeing, on average, five national service programs annually. Currently, we operate two AmeriCorps State programs, an AmeriCorps VISTA program and a YouthBuild Program.

The Service Collaborative of WNY’s Impact

Focus Areas: Education, Economic Opportunity, Youth Development, Volunteerism

Education
K-12 student supported through tutoring, one-on-one academic support and program support with AmeriCorps members
In our most recent program year, 5,651 students received academic assistance and 25,048 hours of professional and personal leadership training was provided to our members

Economic Opportunity
AmeriCorps members provide support to programming that addresses the financial crisis faced by so many Americans.
In our most recent program year, our VISTA members raised $827,465 to fight poverty. Our members served 25,901 low income individuals and families, 6,476 veterans, and 2,395 military families.

Youth Development
Through academic support, workforce training and life skills, YouthBuild participants, ages 16-24 are provided the skills to become successful post-program. Over 330 high school dropouts have been trained in education, job skills and leadership development while participating in the WNY YouthBuild team to date. Over 73% of our participants received a post program placement or job, with a 97% retention rate in those positions. Finally, our YouthBuild members have provided 58 units of affordable housing completed to date as a part of their service to the community.

Volunteerism
A critical part of TSC’s mission is providing individuals a way to serve their community. Throughout all of TSC, service and volunteerism is emphasized. Whether it is through serving with AmeriCorps, YouthBuild or simply signing up to volunteer through VolunteerWNY, The Service Collaborative provides the necessary support and knowledge. In the most recent program year, 6,537 community volunteers were recruiter and 36,651 hours were served by volunteers. Our volunteers had a $984,445 is the economic impact $26.86/hour in NYS, 2014).

  • Year Founded 1990
  • Legal Form 501c3

Positions at The Service Collaborative of WNY

  • ABLE 2016-2017 Corps Members

    AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) is an education focused National Service program. We collaborate with schools that share our mission of increasing the academic success of students in Buffalo, NY. ABLE mobilizes men and women in national service to ...

    Buffalo, NY + 1 more
    Focus: Education & Youth
  • ABLE 6 Month Members

    AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) is an education focused National Service program. We collaborate with schools that share our mission of increasing the academic success of K-12 students in Buffalo, NY. We provide these partner schools and programs with ...

    Buffalo, NY
    Focus: Education & Youth
  • Serve New York VISTA

    Serve New York mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions focused on the needs of veteran and military families, improving and expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all, and creating healthy futures to the ...

    Buffalo, NY + 1 more
    Focus: Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth + 2 more

The Service Collaborative of WNY Programs

AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education

AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) is an education focused National Service program. We collaborate with schools that share our mission of increasing the academic success of students in Buffalo, NY. ABLE mobilizes men and women in national service to revive and strengthen educational environments, expanding opportunities for today’s youth and transforming America’s future—one student, one classroom, and one community at a time. WHAT DO ABLE MEMBERS DO? ABLE members serve the community by providing social/emotional/behavioral skills support, as well as math tutoring, in grades 4-10. ABLE members can be found in the classrooms and after school programming of public, private, and charter schools throughout the city of Buffalo. All ABLE Members will be trained in three evidence based interventions (Positive Action, I CAN Learn, and Check & Connect), which will guide their work with students throughout their term of service.