Upcoming Classes

Now at New Hope Education Center:

For more information call:  

(716) 855-0654 



CNA/HHA Entrance Exams at New Hope Education Center 9:00 a.m.

Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, 28   

Free Test Preparation for CNA/HHA and LPN Entrance Exams: 

Math: Mondays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

English: Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. 

Math & English: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Math: Fridays 1 - 4pm. 


Allied Health Office Technology, Customer Service, Construction Trades, Environmental and Industrial Safety, Facilities Maintenance, Hands on Home Improvement, Residential Electrical, Steam Engineering.   

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





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. 



Harvest House Ministry Center

175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 855-0654  Ext. 211

Fax:  (716) 854-2604

[email protected]

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

ECMC Foundation's pink bus will once again be providing free mammograms at the Harvest House Ministry Center, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo 14210.

The bus is scheduled for Monday, June 11 at a BOCES Health Fair @ the New Hope Education Center from 1 - 5 pm. Please bring your insurance card and photo I.D. and spread the word! 


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

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:



Licensed Practical Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide programs.


Buffalo Public School Adult Education 

Allied Health Office Technology, Construction Trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical), Environmental & Industrial Safety, Facilities Maintenance/Management Engineering, Hands on Home Improvement, Labor Relations & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, and Steam Engineering.

Check out the full listing of courses and course details on the "Courses" tab above.

 NOTE:  For computer classes, please call Buffalo Adult Education at (716) 888-7088, Ext. 111 or visit www.UpSkill.org


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.  Also, the psychological benefits can be enormous!  They may even go on to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

 Approximately 2,500 students attend classes every year.

CLICK HERE for our March 2017 News Brief Celebrating 4 Years of Workforce Development


Free Community Health and Wellness Fair  was held  at the Harvest House Ministry Center on June 21, 2017-- Click here for details

The focus and mission of this event was to educate the community on health concerns with emphasis on prevention and the importance of caring for one's mind, body, soul and spirit as a whole.

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!  


If you would like more information on classes at New Hope Education Center, contact Carol Murphy ([email protected]) or call (716) 855-0654. 





In Memory of Gary Tatu.

Rest in Peace.


The June 2018 newsletter can be viewed by clicking here...


New Hope Hours of Operation


8am - 8pm


8am - 4pm