About the EOC

The  University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is leading the way in providing urban communities with TUITION-FREE innovative academic programs leading to higher education, and workforce development training programs leading to gainful employment.

Upcoming Events

February - April, 2015: Free Tax Preparation Program at EOC!

The University at Buffalo EOC is now providing free tax preparation assistance moderate-to-low income individuals and families of the Buffalo and surrounding area. EOC administers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for those whose 2014 annual income is $53,000 or below. The program runs from January 6th through April 15th and is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays for walk-ins from 4-8pm, and Wednesdays 10am-2pm by appointment.   VITA also is available (on Saturdays) February 14th, March 14th and April 11th from 10am-2pm for walk-ins. For an appointment call 211 and for more information contact the program at 645-1865. The call is free, the help is free.  


February 5, 2015: Go Red Day at EOC!

Heart disease and stroke silently takes the lives of women and men, and it can totally be prevented. The Educational Opportunity Center invites the community to attend its annual Go Red Day at EOC on Thursday, February 5th in our Conference Center, 555 Ellicott Street, downtown Buffalo. Students from EOC's Registered Medical Assistant program will be on hand to conduct blood pressure and weight checks and share free health information with the public. Representatives from Catholic Health will also be available to speak with attendees as well. This event will take place from 11:30am-1:00pm and is free and open to the public. Contact Ms. Kaminski at 645-1946 for more information.


February 4, 2015: Downtown Market Career Training & Job Fair

EOC and the Buffalo Employment & Training Center are partnering together to host a Downtown Market Career Training and Job Fair on Wednesday, February 4th in the EOC Conference Center. Hiring managers from downtown Buffalo businesses will be available to meet and network with area job seekers. Attendees are invited to bring their resumes and be prepared to put their best foot forward as they learn more about what opportunities are available in downtown Buffalo. This event runs from 10am-1pm and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 645-1925.