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“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~Booker T. Washington

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Who We Are

The Booker T. Washington Development and Education Center is located in the heart of the City of Erie, PA and is focused on creating quality educational programs and resources available to the public. We offer after-school programs and other educational programming that invests in our youth and the future of our community.

Named after Booker T Washington, the educator, writer, and speaker, who was an instrumental leader for the African-American community following the American Civil War. His autobiography, Up from Slavery, is still widely read today. Washington believed that the best means of improving conditions for people was education.

Address: 1720 Holland St.

Phone: (814) 453-5744

Fax: (814) 453-5749

Email: shilliard@btwcenter.org 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
~ Booker T. Washington

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Our Numbers

456
Meals Served
543
Child Care Served
1435
Community Members Served

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Job Training/ Resume Writing

This program is for teens and adults who want to improve their job prospects. It includes resume writing and revising, practice interviews, understanding types of training necessary for certain jobs, …

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Virtual Visitation

Virtual Visitation is a way for loved ones to visit with their family and/ or friends who are incarcerated. Several facilities in the region participate, giving families opportunities to remain connected. …