César Cabrera for Buffalo Public Schools / Para las Escuelas Públicas de Buffalo


NOVEMBER 8, 2022


Dr. César Cabrera

Candidate West District School Board Seat


Contact: Karoly Halvachs, campaign manager



I am running for a seat on the Buffalo School Board representing the West District to implement progressive policy ideas that lead to opportunities for all students and to increase funding and academic resources for students and parents of the West District and the Buffalo Public School district. If elected I will work with board colleagues, district administrators, parents, and teachers to develop specific policy proposals that address the high poverty needs of all students. I am running on a platform of justice and equity. We need our black and brown students to stop being suspended unfairly and at the same time we also need safer schools. We need to continue supporting students who might face greater chances of discrimination for issues like gender identity or a learning disability. I will serve as an advocate for English language learners (ELL), students with disabilities, the homeless population, students of color, and LGBTQ students, and other marginalized groups. As a professor of education who recently specifically trained people pursuing superintendent, principal positions, and other high administrative roles I have a unique understanding and perspective of how school administration should be operating to best serve the children and the community and not just themselves.

About Cesar Cabrera

Dr. Cabrera was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at the age of 8 with his mom and two older sisters. After graduating from George Washington H.S. in New York City, he came to Buffalo to attend SUNY Buffalo State where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies/Public Relations Management. He is a graduate of D’Youville’s Educational Leadership Doctoral program. Dr. Cabrera also completed a certificate program with the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Executive Education Program at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.

Dr. Cabrera’s academic research interests include the K-20 schooling of Latinx students and other marginalized groups in the United States. Recently his research focus has been on the intersection of Latinas in STEM education, the persistent underrepresentation of this segment of the population in high tech and science driven occupations, and the institutional biases Latinas encounter in the sciences in the higher education system and in the workplace. Other areas of expertise are Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and the impact HSIs have on the retention and graduation completion rates of Latinx STEM college and university students.

Dr. Cabrera has over 20 years of government administration experience at the city, county, and state level including management of workforce and economic development projects in the public and private sector.  In 2008, Mr. Cabrera was appointed by Governor David Paterson as the NYS Department of Labor’s Commissioner’s Regional Representative overseeing Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. A position he held for over ten years.

In 2007, he was nominated for a commissioner position with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). Mr. Cabrera has served as a director on numerous boards including, the SUNY Buffalo State Alumni Association Board of Directors, Los Tainos Senior Citizens Center, Hispanics United of Buffalo, Public Policy and Education Fund, and Aids Family Services. In addition, he was one of the founders of La Prensa Hispana, a Hispanic monthly newspaper. Dr. Cabrera served a 4-year term as a member of the City of Buffalo’s Citizens Planning Council. Dr. Cabrera was recently appointed to the Child Care Resource Network.

He has received several awards including the Buffalo Bills/NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, 2015,Distinguished Alumnus Award in Communications from SUNY Buffalo State, the EOP Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the SUNY Erie Community Collaboration Award. He was voted one of Ten Emerging Twenty-Something Western New Yorkers by the Buffalo News in 1995. In 2002, Mr. Cabrera was named to the “40 Under Forty” honor roll by Business First. In 2004, Mr. Cabrera was a nominee for the United Way’s Community Hero Awards. He is also the recipient of the SUNY Buffalo State Young Alumnus Achievement Award.


Cabrera for Buffalo Public Schools-Para las Escuelas Públicas de Buffalo



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