Doug Knorr Introduces NativityMiguel Students to the Thrill of Science

Doug Knorr has been enriching the lives of NativityMiguel students as a volunteer with the Science Firsthand program for over a decade. Science Firsthand runs weekly during the school year on the St. Monica’s Campus. Through Science Firsthand, Doug—who has a degree in teaching, although he never pursued it as a career—gives students the time … Continued

Martha Buyer Helps NativityMiguel Students Unlock the Power of Books

Martha Buyer volunteers each week as an after-school reading tutor for NativityMiguel Middle School. During weekly meetings, three or four students sit in a circle, snack on fresh fruit, and take turns reading aloud from a chosen book. It’s quiet, relaxing—and in many ways, magical. Martha was inspired to volunteer at NativityMiguel by Peter Heffley, … Continued

Len Coppola Gives NativityMiguel Students Encouragement to Succeed

Len Coppola began volunteering at NativityMiguel about five years ago, although if you observed him in action, you’d guess it had been much longer. Len has a natural connection to the school’s mission and work. He first became involved with the school through Father Durkin, whom he met through the Southtowns Invitational Track League. NativityMiguel students … Continued

NativityMiguel Seeks Capital Campaign Director

JOB POSTING   The NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR   The NativityMiguel Middle School ( is a faith-based middle school transforming the lives of underserved students in a secure and nurturing environment on single gender campuses.  In partnership with our families, we deliver a uniquely effective education that includes an extended school … Continued


Support NativityMiguel on #GivingTuesday Today is #GivingTuesday,  a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. At NativityMiguel, more than 90% of students come from families living below the federal poverty level. Their tuition payments, which cover only about 5% of the school’s operating costs, are a sacrifice these families make … Continued

NativityMiguel Students Travel Back in Time On the Shores of Lake Erie

NativityMiguel Students Travel Back in Time On the Shores of Lake Erie By Doug Knorr, NativityMiguel Volunteer   Picture the scene on the stormy shore of a vast inland sea, with (nearly) four seasons of Buffalo weather in one day, spent with wise and caring guides, and great eager students finding fossils in a world-famous geological … Continued

Volunteers: Mark Your Calendars for November 8th!

     The progress our teachers make with our students would not be possible without the volunteers who help make NativityMiguel a good place for our students to learn and grow.      Whether you are a first time volunteer, someone interested in learning more, or a seasoned veteran; whether you work directly with students or share your … Continued