Upcoming Classes

Now at New Hope Education Center:

For more information call:  

(716) 855-0654 

PCA: Classes each month. Apply online at www.allwelcares.com

CNA/HHA:  Pre-entrance exam: May 4, June 1.  9 a.m. - noon. Suggest you arrive by 8:30 a.m. There is no cost for this exam. What to bring to the exam: Photo ID, pencil. 

Free Test Preparation for CNA & LPN Entrance Exams: 

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).


Call (716) 888-7088 ext. 100 or go online at www.upskill.org for class information.   





New Hope Hours of Operation


8am - 8pm


8am - 4pm



Harvest House Ministry Center

175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 855-0654

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

CLICK HERE for our March 2017 News Brief


We partner with Erie 2CC BOCES, Buffalo Public School Adult Education and Allwel Home Care, offering classes in the medical fields (LPN, CNA/HHA, and PCA), medical office occupations, construction trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical), labor relations, steam engineering, facilities maintenance/management engineering, customer service, computer classes and computer technology. Approximately 2,500 students attend classes every year.

New Hope Education Center continues to grow and thrive thanks to the support of caring people!


Teachers, Staff and Volunteers were on hand Thursday, March 30, 2017 as Erie 2 CC BOCES LPN student Euphraim Nkunzimana took his oath of American Citizenship at the United States District Courthouse in Buffalo, NY. 

Five years ago, Euphraim immigrated the U.S. to find a new life. He grew up in Barundi - a small country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda and Tanzania). Euphraim came to America looking for faith and a future. We are proud to welcome him as a new U.S. citizen!

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From left to right: Liza Acanfora (Erie 2 CC BOCES), Howard and Lynn Rich (friends from Church), Euphraim, Carol Murphy (Harvest House Ministries), Annette Reynolds (Erie 2 CC BOCES), Cindy Wydish (Good Neighbors Health Care).


June 27, 2016 - Another wonderful LPN graduation was celebrated at Harvest House! The 24 New Hope Education Center graduates proudly walked on stage to get their caps and pins to a cheering crowd of family and friends. Congratulations to the graduates.


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 April 2016 press conference:
"Federal officials hail convict reentry program designed to prevent repeat crime"

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.