Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Peace of the City


Name of organization:

Peace of the City

Primary location:

346 Bird Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14213

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(716) 435-6690/882-7244 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:



Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

Students who attended regularly showed at least half a grade-level increase in reading comprehension after 21 lessons.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

- SRA’s Corrective Reading

- Guided Reading with leveled, authentic literature

- SBRR methods (CORE) focusing on 6-strands of literacy

- The Writing Process and the 6-Traits of Writing

- Literature Circles

- Direct, explicit instruction

- Opportunities for independent practice


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

1st Grade through High School


Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA/Reading Intervention


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:



Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

45 – 60 minutes


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 10th – June 25th and
July 5th – August 15th (beginning 2009)


Type of instruction:

1:1 and small group


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The research-based methods and student-tailored interventions, in combination with 1:1 or small groups, are effective with SWDs. A behavior modification system is used when necessary to support learning.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

The SBRR methods and student-tailored interventions, with increased focus on developing background knowledge and vocabulary, are effective with LEP students.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Tutors trained under professionally certified NYS Literacy Specialist, Birth – Grade 12


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

The report gives assessment results, the student’s strengths and areas of need, a description of the methods used in the program, and home recommendations. Reports are sent at the beginning of the year, mid-year, and end-of-year. In addition, attendance records are sent to the LEA monthly for the previous month.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

Van service is determined on a case-by-case basis. The site is also accessible by public transportation.


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: March 21, 2014