Niagara Gazette — “Fortunately, my daughter loves to read,” Swift said. “Unfortunately, she struggles with it. She was scared to talk in front of people and other things scared her as well. She still struggles, but not nearly as much as she used to.”
McGrath said Swift’s daughter is just an example of what the center is offering students. Pulling struggling students from all three surrounding school districts and from as far away as Williamsville, she said every child participating at the center showed growth when assessed by their graduate student mentors.
Rose, the university’s executive vice president, said the results demonstrate exactly what Niagara is attempting to provide in the community.
“This project is as close to the center of the mission of Niagara University as anything else that happens on campus or will hopefully happen,” Rose said. “Our mission teaches us all human beings have dignity and that we need to serve those who are marginalized by means of poverty or some other aspect of their lives.”Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.