Community Outreach and Education

Community relations are central to Roswell Parks vision, values and mission. The Institute directs partnerships, educational programs and employee volunteer efforts to benefit the local community we serve.

Buffalo/Niagara Witness Project
A church and community-based program to increase awareness of breast and cervical cancer in black women.

Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MAN UP)
A prostate cancer education program for men of color.

Esperanza y Vida
A program to increase breast and cervical cancer screening in Latinas

Community Connections Newsletter
Mailed quarterly to more than 7,700 people in targeted minority communities throughout WNY.

Diversity & Inclusion Luncheons
Employees are invited to attend free celebrations and lunches for various holidays, including Chinese New Year, Festival of Light, Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.

Roswell Park/Howard University Program
This program enables Honors Biology sophomores from Howard University to deeply explore an interest in cancer research under the mentorship of researchers at Roswell Park.

Tapestry Charter School Learning Expedition
Roswell Park works with Tapestry Charter School, a school with a high minority population, to help the students meet their goal of spreading cancer awareness in their communities

Health Sciences Charter School
Roswell Park provides work-based learning internships to minority students, as well as frequent faculty and staff on-site visits for career development.

The Eva M. Noles
Scholarship in tribute to the first African American nurse to train in Buffalo.

Interfaith Recognitions
Roswell Park has recognized the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Christian traditions through luncheons, prayer services and worship, as well as education for employees.

Monthly Resume Workshops
Partnerships: BETC, NAF, Health and Science Charter School, Buffalo Urban League, Pride Center, UBEOC, Buffalo Black Chamber, Fruit Belt Coalition, Access-VR, Buffalo Public Schools, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Medaille, Niagara Falls High School, Native American Community Service.