Upcoming Classes

Now at New Hope Education Center:

For more information call:  

(716) 855-0654 

LPN: Erie 2 CC BOCES has announced two extended LPN Entrance Exam Dates: June 6, 3:30-7 p.m. This exam is for individuals taking the test for either the first or second time this year. Cost is $20 cash for 1st time test takers and $15 cash for individuals re-taking one or both portions of the exam. Please also bring photo ID and a pencil.  

CNA/HHA:  Pre-entrance exams: June 2, July 14, August 4, 2016  9 a.m. - noon. First 50 to sign in are seated for exam. There is no cost for this exam. What to bring to the exam: Photo ID, pencil. 

Free Test Preparation: 

For Pre-Entrance Exams, and general tutoring. DAYS: English, available Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Math, Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. EVENINGS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Math & English).

ECC Pre-Collegiate Course: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 am - Noon English: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am - noon. Call (716) 851- 1243 to register TODAY for classes in June!


Introduction to Allied Health Technology (formerly Medical Office Occupations): Day & Evening Classes. New Classes starting in September.

Construction Trades: Construction Skills, Environmental & Industrial Safety, Facilities Management (Chief Engineer), Hands on Home Improvement, Residential Electrical, & Steam Engineering. Day and Evening Classes. New Classes starting in September. 



New Hope Hours of Operation


8am - 8pm


8am - 4pm



located in the
Harvest House Ministry Center
175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 855-0654

Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel.

April 13, 2016 was the graduation of the first LPN class of 2016 at our Seneca Avenue location (see photo below). For 15 months these dedicated students have worked tirelessly at Harvest House New Hope Education Center to ensure a better future for themselves and their families. We couldn't be more proud! Congratulations, and we can't wait until you come back and tell us about all the great things you have accomplished! 

Thank you to The McGuire Group, Erie 2CCBOCES, Buffalo Public School Adult Ed, Erie Community College, and all of our corporate and private donors for allowing Harvest House to offer these 26 different certificate programs at our New Hope Education Center. 

The valedictorian quoted Marian Wright Edelman beautifully when she said, "Service is the rent we pay for living." This captures the spirit of Harvest House, as well as what these talented young nurses will be doing daily.

Read About the Press Conference about the

Re-Entry Program -- April 2016 


Making Connections!

Students attending the Erie 2 CC BOCES Certified Nursing/Home Health Aide Programs were at New Hope on July 10, 2015 to meet with potential employers. Past and present nursing students met with nine WNY employers including McGuire Group, Kaleida Health, SEIU 1199, Elderwood, Glenwell, Brothers of Mercy, ECMC, HealthForce, and Niagara Lutheran Health. 

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The 2014-2015 LPN Students participated in a Job Fair Monday, June 22, 2015. Twenty-nine nursing students will graduate with their LPN Certificates this week. We wish them all God's Speed.

The participating companies were:  ECMC, Terrace View Long Term Care Facility, The McGuire Group, PSA Healthcare, Niagara Lutheran Health System and Greenfield Health & Rehab Center.

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January 28, 2015 was an exciting day for CNA/HHA graduates. Special thanks to Erie 2 BOCES new CNA/HHA instructor, Sha'Vonna Jordan; 100% of her class graduated and passed their CNA/HHA Certification Exam!  

 New Hope Means New Beginnings!

The New Hope Education Center offers brand new classrooms, a new lunchroom, a new student lounge and student services like our Baby & Children's Ministry, providing students with young children clothing and supplies; and our Good Neighbors Health Center, providing primary care, dental and vision care for students without health insurance.

We offer quality educational programs to people in our community who are either not working or working at low income jobs. Our students get the advanced training they need to make a living wage. 

Our short-term training programs provide the technical skills required by local employers.  In addition, students acquire the ability to work in teams and show motivation in their work.  Once students have the knowledge, skills and attitude, they can move from minimum wage jobs to company jobs.  In doing so, they generally double their earnings and receive fringe benefits.  In addition, the psychological benefits can be enormous!  They may even go on to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

New Hope Education Center is a school catering to adult students.  New Hope is unique in that it has various education providers offering different classes in the same space, at the same time.  Current providers offering classes are:

Erie Community College (Pre-Collegiate Pathways Program: Math, Reading & Writing)

Erie 2 CC Boces (Licensed Practical Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Assistant Programs)

Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education (Medical Office Occupations, Residential Wiring, Hands on Home Improvement and Beginner Computer Courses). Check out the full listing of courses and course details on the "Courses" tab above.

If you would like more information on classes at New Hope Education Center, contact Carol Murphy (carolnewhope@gmail.com) or call (716) 855-0654. 


Donate your eyeglasses and hearing aids at New Hope.  Donated eyeglasses and hearing aids will be refurbished by the Lions Club and given to those in need.