30 Nov · WHJESP · No Comments

Living in Color | LeRoi C. Johnson

In addition to the art shows I’m still giving back to the students in our afterschool programs. Who would have thought that 40 years later after founding this community organization I would be still working directly with today’s upcoming talent! Click Here to View PDF Click Here to View Video


5 Oct · WHJESP · No Comments

West Side Rowing Club Names Boat After Willie Hutch Jones Program

For more information, contact: Lisa Napier at 716-310-1360 lnapier.whjsc@gmail.com West Side Rowing Club Names Boat After Willie Hutch Jones Program Buffalo, NY – A special inauguration ceremony was held at the West Side Rowing Club (WSRC), honoring multiple non-profit organizations, including the 10-year collaboration with the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program (WHJESP). Under …


26 May · WHJESP · 2 Comments

Pray For Our City Buffalo

Dear Friends, On May 14th, at approximately 2:30 p.m. A villainous white supremacist filled with hate and deadly intentions infiltrated our community. Our lives will forever be changed. We extend our condolences and prayers to the victims’ families and those impacted by this tragic event. There are no words to help process what happened, but …


2 Jul · WHJESP · No Comments

Major League Baseball Welcomes “Team Hutch” to RBI Program

 Major League Baseball Welcomes “Team Hutch” to RBI Program Buffalo’s Willie Hutch Jones Organization is Newest Member of “Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities”  Buffalo, NY July 1, 2021—Recently Buffalo has been basking in the national media spotlight due to the return of Major League Baseball (MLB) to the Queen City for the first time in …


10 Jun · WHJESP · No Comments

STILL TALKING | LeRoi C. Johnson

We asked LeRoi C. Johnson,  a local attorney and internationally acclaimed artist, “What is the secret to your success?” LeRoi C. Johnson grew up in the Willard Park and Commodore Perry projects and says “Who I am today is a result of where I am from.” He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Canisius College and …


23 Jun · WHJESP · No Comments

Black Lives Matter

WILLIE HUTCH JONES EDUCATIONAL & SPORTS PROGRAM June 8, 2020 Dear TEAMHUTCH Family, We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and to all who have suffered from horrific acts of racism and the strong arm of oppression. ...


6 Jun · WHJESP · No Comments

CDC Guidance for Summer Camps and Youth Programs

Good morning,    The CDC has released guidelines for summer camps, childcare, schools, and other youth programs as they look to reopening. The suite of information also includes decision making tools for each. Please see the following guiding principles for summer camps as you are making decisions about your own programs.  Guiding Principles to Keep in Mind …


5 Feb · WHJESP · No Comments

The 5th Annual WHJSEP Science Fair

[Show slideshow] Event Summary On Saturday, March 7th, the WHJESP held its 5th Annual Science Fair at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. With a theme of “Lift Off in 2020” saluting space science, some of the area’s best and brightest middle and high school students presented their research projects to a panel of judges.  As ...


8 Oct · WHJESP · No Comments


  Buffalo, NY —BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 major health-based projects across Western New York that will have a positive impact on behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workforce development, healthy children, and the opioid epidemic.   These grants follow a $2.7 million investment from the …


22 Feb · WHJESP · No Comments

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies – they’re delicious, they come in a variety of flavors and we know that every purchase supports local troops and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.   But, did you know that our Girl Scout Troop at Nativity Miguel, St. Monica Campus submitted an idea for a flavor to the Girl Scout Council …


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