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Current Projects

The Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission has four key focus areas with projects associated with each. Our interns are responsible for the projects in the Center.

Education, Equity, and Race

REAC3H (Race Education Advocacy College Credit Courses in High School) program

  • Niagara Falls High School Junior student cohort
  • Niagara Falls High School Senior student cohort
  • Alumni cohort

Youth Conference (held annually)

    MST (Math, Science, & Technology) Preparatory School Youth Leadership Workshop

    Social Action, Equity, and Race

    Voting/Civic Engagement 

    Legislative advocacy trip to Washington, DC

    University, Community, and Government Partnerships

      Campus Race Conversations

        Aquarium of Niagara DEAI

          Entrepreneur School of Thought, “We all we got” (WAWG)

            716 United Youth program

              Family Promise of WNY research project

              Health Equity

              Senior isolation

              Social media/marketing for COVID-19

              School outreach and education program for students

              Youth ambassadors program 

              Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force

              COVID-19 data collection

              • COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, vaccination, and death rates among Niagara County residents (broken down by age, zip code, and race/ethnicity)
              • Faith, Science, & COVID-19 Research Study (conducted with both community members and faith leaders about the perceptions of faith and science)

               Updated faith study flyer 1