2017-2018 Annual Scholarship Appeal

The Annual Scholarship Appeal runs from 1 April through June 30 each year. With your financial help, WSCS will continue providing Afterschool, Extended Hours, and Prevention activities and programs for all West Side kids and teens, regardless of their ability to pay for membership or programs… in addition to all the other activities and programs for Adults & Families & Seniors.


All of us at West Side Community Services truly appreciate your generosity and we thank you for your support. You can make your donation online or in person… come on by for a tour!


Save the Date: Friday 16 June 2017 for the 10th Annual Just Desserts 6-8 PM

Admission: $10 includes delicious desserts and beverage

Grand Price Raffle & Theme Basket Auction

Just Desserts is an annual WSCS tradition that has all your favorite desserts, made by many of your favorite West Side confectioners! Sharing food can be a bridge between different beliefs and cultures; sharing delicious desserts takes that bridge to a whole new level! Food is a universal language. What “language” do you speak? Cakes, cookies,  cupcakes, fruit desserts,  pies,  something healthy, something chocolatey? WSCS 10th Annual Just Desserts has something for everyone!

Tickets Available online or at the door. Call 716-884-6616.

2017 REMARKABLE West Sider Awards

West Side Community Services announces the inaugural REMARKABLE West Sider Awards (Sunday luncheon 12 March 2017 @ Resurgence 1250 Niagara Street 1-4 PM). Purchase tickets at the EVENTBRITE WEBSITE under DETAILS (to your left!)

West Side Community Services is proud to announce that our very first round of Remarkable West Sider Awards will go to the following adults:
• STEPHANIE COLE ADAMS – in “community” for her remarkably innovative and tireless leadership in reclaiming the Massachusetts Avenue Park through such initiatives as “Blanket the Park.”
• COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS Jeanan SHARPE & Joe SZAFRANSKI – in “unity” for their remarkably compassionate and enthusiastic interaction with West Siders of all ages, but particularly kids & teens
• JOHN STARKEY, PRINCIPAL @ LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL – in “empowerment” for his remarkably humble and personal example of investment in an assets-based approach to building community through education

Additionally, WSCS is conducting a community-wide nomination process for REMARKABLE West Side Teens. Individuals and organizations working with teens ages 13-19 are invited to nominate a teen who is remarkable in one of six categories: collaboration, community, diversity, empowerment, excellence or unity.
• Nominations forms can be obtained from director@wscsbuffalo.org and are due back to the same email on or before 2/20/2017 (or faxed to 716-884-6639). Teen awardees will be selected and announced on or before 2/27/2017.