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Dopkins & Company Signs on to Sponsor our Anniversary Celebration!

June 30th, 2015

We are so very grateful for the continued support of Dopkins & Company, LLP. We have built a great relationship with the team there and appreciate the work they do for us. Dopkins & Company, LLP has signed on to sponsor our 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place on September 29th at Resurgence Brewery. All are invited to join us as we Toast to Literacy, Cheers to 50 Years!


Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara To Present FREE Summer Programming at Canalside

June 23rd, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara (LNYBN) will hold free summer programming at Canalside. The centerpiece of the programming will be the Buffalo Graphic Novel Project.

The ongoing popularity of the Buffalo Graphic Novel Project–spearheaded by Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara along with local artist Jackie Albarella—has helped attract young people as participants for the past two years, exposing them to the history of the city’s waterfront.

On July 6th, LNYBN will kick off the Buffalo Graphic Novel Project as a weekly literary arts activity for children grades 5 through 12.

The program will focus on the role that the Erie Canal and Buffalo Harbor played in the history of the City. It centers on a history lesson, an exploration of the Erie Canal harbor site, and an experiential activity, which will allow students to recreate Buffalo’s rich story through their own eyes, with the creation of a graphic novel.

The program will be held on Monday afternoons from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm at the East Canal, across from the Marriott Courtyard Hotel (Washington & Scott Street)  on the following dates:

July 6, 2015

July 13, 2015

July 20, 2015

July 27, 2015

August 3, 2015

August 10, 2015


Topics include:

Overview of Canalside and its Growth

Grain Elevators

Naval Park

New Canals

The New Waterfront


Participants are welcome on any or all days.

For more information, please visit, or call 876-8991.



LNYBN Elects its 2015-2016 Officers

June 18th, 2015

LNYBN’s Board of Directors held its Annual Meeting this month and elected its Officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year:


Board Chair:

HON. SUSAN M. EAGAN, City Court Judge, City of Buffalo



ADAM DESMOND, Vice President-Corporate Banking, First Niagara Financial Group



JENNIFER PLAIL, Tax Supervisor, Dopkins & Company, LLP



MARTINA FERN, Director of Development, Center for Inquiry



Toast to Literacy: Cheers to 50 Years

June 18th, 2015

Save the Date!

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29th at Resurgence Brewing Company as we TOAST TO LITERACY: CHEERS TO 50 YEARS!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Women’s Medicine of Niagara; IsleChem, LLC; JCW Design; OtherWisz Creative Communications & Ellen Morse Designs.

More details will follow but mark your calendars now!