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University of Buffalo Liberty Partnerships Program

  • University of Buffalo Liberty Partnerships Program
  • 3435 Main Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14206
  • 1988
  • Lisa Kulka
  • Assistant Director
  • 716-829-5677

Program Description

We are a college access and workforce development program serving students annually in rural, urban, and suburban areas of New York State. Through effective collaborations with colleges, universities, local partner schools, private and public partnerships, LPP offers counseling, advocacy, academic and college preparation services, cultural enrichment, and community service opportunities. The program provides services during the school day in the school buildings, as well as after school programming on UB South Campus for Buffalo City School students in grades 5-12.

Success Stories

"I received a lot from Liberty Partnerships program. I received help in my classes when I was in high school, I received support from their administrative staff, a push from the advisors always to strive for success and to continue to work hard in anything I want to accomplish. My mother had never been to college, so she was not familiar with the application process or anything of that nature. The Liberty Partnerships program not only guided me through the application process to more than eight colleges and universities, but through the liberty partnerships program I took the SAT more than once and I also received college prep before entering into a college setting . The Liberty Partnerships Program instilled into me for lack of better words "the American Dream": life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness. " -- Augustine Queener

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 178
  • Middle School: 129
  • Elementary School: 43
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Niagara University
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo