On October 14, 2009 John P. Feroleto, Esq. and the Honorable Paula Feroleto received awards from the Buffalo Alliance for Education. The Feroleto’s were recognized for their efforts in launching “The Law Intern Program of Buffalo.”

The intern program provides opportunities for Buffalo city youth to work in downtown law firms in paid internships. For many of the 2009 interns it was an opportunity to earn their first paycheck, learn office skills and how to file papers with the Court system.

Other honorees included:
Beverly S. Braun, Esq. for her involvement with the Western New York Invention Convention. The WNYIC allows children to “showcase their invention or solution to a common problem.” The entries are judged and children can move up to State level.

Joy McDuffie for her commitment to neighborhood revitalization. Ms. McDuffie is committed to high school dropout prevention and dropout recovery.

The Honorable Sharon S. Townsend (in collaboration with Dr. James A. Williams) for her efforts in focusing on the needs of “at risk youth” in both the school and Court system.

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