The Buffalo AmeriCorps program based in the Belle Center on the Lower West Side will have 46 new members sworn in at 11 a.m. Thursday in the center.
Volunteers for the service program have tutored schoolchildren, shoveled snow for seniors and people with physical disabilities, removed graffiti and worked in low-income neighborhoods. The term is for one year of service.
“Buffalo is fortunate to have a great number of service-oriented young men and women who are committed to making our city even more livable,” Mayor Byron W. Brown, who will conduct the swearing-in ceremony, said in a written statement.
“When they go into a school or neighborhood, they become part of the community.”