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 …


19 Dec · WHJESP · No Comments

UNILAND Companies Provide Van to Inner-City Youth Program

Buffalo, NY– The Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program (WHJESP) received a generous donation of $15,000 from the Uniland Companies, which enabled them to purchase a 12-passenger van to transport their students to educational sites, sports facilities and field trips. The WHJESP provides free afterschool, summer, STEAM programming as well as cultural and academic …


26 Apr · WHJESP · No Comments

Spring It On 18

Thanks for these various individuals for their generous donations to our programming. Randolph Hardy Teresa Taberski Talisa King Terri Grant Dania Roberts Chiamesha Mixon Karen Wallace Catherine Konieczny Laura Kelly W. Charles Brandy Gregory Napier Click Here to Donate


24 Mar · WHJESP · No Comments

Our Chairman’s Cultural Touch

    Our Chairman of the Board LeRoi C Johnson, has successfully had art shows in New York City, Miami and in Italy. His efforts has also been acknowledged on television stations in the New York City area. Critics from both Europe and the United States has spoken extremely highly about his artworks that are …