Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

8115 Glasgow Rd
Cassadaga, NY 14718-9620
United States

Geolocation Field
42.352207, -79.334157
Phone Number
(716) 595-8760
Fax Number
(716) 595-4396
Off-Site Training
Location Description

Cassadaga Job Corps Center is located in the heart of rural Chautauqua County, New York, just 50 miles south of Buffalo. Its 150-acre campus sits atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Cassadaga Lakes and is a great place to focus and get an education.

Center History

In 1913, Elizabeth N. Newton of Fredonia, New York, willed $150,000 to be used to build a tuberculosis hospital in Chautauqua County, NY. To this end, 176 acres of the old Gilbert Pierson farm was purchased, construction began, and the new Newton Memorial Hospital admitted its first patient in 1920. By the 1950s, considerable advances in the treatment of tuberculosis made the hospital no longer necessary for the region. The land and buildings were sold by the county in 1959 to the Assumptionist Fathers, and the site was a seminary called Our Lady of Lourdes from 1960–1967. In 1977, the U.S. Government purchased the facility, and the Cassadaga Job Corps Center opened in March of 1978.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house male students in one dorm with communal bathrooms and female students in two dorms with private bathrooms. Honors and independent-living rooms are available for students who earn the privilege. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computer labs
  • vending machines
  • microwaves

We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Ann Anderson
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Center History Image
photos of center grounds from the 1930s
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Brothers of Change
<p>The Brothers of Change’s mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The Brothers of Change seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Green Committee
<p>Our Green Committee is committed to reducing the center’s footprint on the environment and is charged with overseeing green projects and initiatives on center. This can mean focusing on keeping a watchful eye on the center to discover new conservation projects that might have been overlooked.</p> <p>The Committee’s day-to-day activities include organizing recycling and energy efficiency projects around the center, planting trees, and educating fellow students about the importance reducing, reusing, and recycling.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Cassadaga Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Chautauqua Adult Day Care</li> <li>Local libraries</li> <li>Local municipal governments</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Cassadaga Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Cassadaga are automatically enrolled into our HSE program. The Cassadaga Job Corps Center offers instruction to students to help them prepare for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) as well as an online high school diploma option for those meeting certain criteria.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or HSE(from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>Assistance with completing application and financial aid paperwork</li> <li>Housing and recreation on Job Corps campus</li> <li>Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>Transportation to and from college</li> </ul> <p>Cassadaga Job Corps is proud of its on-going relationship with Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College which provide our students with the opportunity to obtain a first class college education.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students to each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.