Houghton College Buffalo at Hope House

“Returning Citizens to Meaningful Citizenship”

For general questions

or more information on enrollment

please contact:

Program Director, Rebekah Kimble

by phone at (716) 352-5615

or by email at rebekah.kimble@houghton.edu



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Many people with criminal convictions returning to society dream of earning a college degree. Now the dream is within reach thanks to an exceptional opportunity offered by Houghton College Buffalo in partnership with Peaceprints of WNY.

If you qualify, you will become a part of Houghton College Buffalo’s new campus at 660 Smith in Buffalo, NY, the home of Peaceprints of WNY.

Houghton College Buffalo is an extension of Houghton College, a nationally acclaimed private college in Western New York since 1883. You will earn an associate of arts degree taught by caring professors and tutors in a small supportive environment that will allow you to grow academically and thrive socially. Peaceprints of WNY will provide other wrap-around services that returning citizens need to be successful.

Using a cohort structure of curriculum that fosters a sense of community, safety and camaraderie, the content of the curriculum emphasizes your intellectual and cultural development by introducing you to the great ideas found in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. These classes, in which you will practice reading, writing and thinking skills, are designed to allow you to grow as a student, as a person and as a returning citizen.

These classes are supplemented by targeted business courses that emphasize workplace preparation work, and the whole curriculum is capped by internships in local Buffalo enterprises carefully selected according to your interests and aptitudes. These Buffalo business are all committed to your successful re-integration into society.

If you financially qualify, you will attend debt-free and be able to graduate in two years. To further help you succeed, the Houghton College Buffalo and Peaceprints’ associate of arts program will provide all textbooks, make available bus passes and provide a laptop computer. Don’t miss this new and extraordinary opportunity to earn a college degree debt-free and prepare for employment.

Don’t miss this new and extraordinary opportunity to earn a college degree debt-free and prepare for employment.