News Articles

3rd Annual WNY Family Engagement Conference

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children and Parent Network of WNY present the 3rd Annual WNY Family Engagement Conference.

Sandra B. Rifkin to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 30th, 2019
BUFFALO (NY) - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to announce that Sandra B. Rifkin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Sandra B. Rifkin dedicated her adult life as volunteer, president, and after retiring, board member and long-time advocate of EPIC, which helps families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.

EPIC Announces Heroes Award Winners

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
BUFFALO (NY) -  EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to honor the following individuals and organizations for commitment to children and families.

EPIC Receives support from International Paper Foundation

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Buffalo, NY (8/22/19) – EPIC – Every Person Influences Children has been awarded a $15,000 grant from International Paper’s Buffalo, NY Sheet Plant and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support EPIC’s Storytime at Canalside and Ready, Set, Read! programs.  

EPIC Welcomes New Board Members

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

BUFFALO (NY) - Pam Johnson, board president, EPIC - Every Person Influences Children is pleased to announce that Dr. Char'lese Perry, PMHNP, Linwood Roberts, Jr., JD, Associate Director, UB Office of Community Relations and Colleen Reedy, Director of Business Development and Community Relations, Bryant & Stratton College have joined the Board of Directors.

United Way increases funding for EPIC

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BUFFALO (NY) -  United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) increased funding for EPIC - Every Person Influences Children’s programs and services that support families and children. United Way awarded a total of $125,000 for 2019-2021 to support EPIC’s Families in Transition, Family Engagement, Early Care Engagement, and Just Teens/Incredible Years programs.

2019 Buffalo Baby & Toddler Expo

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Buffalo Baby & Toddler Expo offers the ideas, products and resources from Western New York all in one place. Parents and parents-to-be can explore baby and toddler merchandise and services, attend seminars and demonstrations, and learn about all the opportunities for families in the Buffalo Niagara region.

EPIC's Storytime at Canalside

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019


EPIC Board Member John Murphy Inducted to the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Monday, June 17th, 2019

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children is proud to congratulate John Murphy, EPIC Board Member for his induction onto the 2019 Hall of Fame of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.  Congratulations John!

EPIC offers Tech Savvy Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Buffalo, NY - What happens online has real world consequences.  EPIC - Every Person Influences Children, dedicated to families and children, believes the way to keep our children safe in cyberspace is open frank dialogue.

EPIC Ready, Set, Read! in WNY

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Buffalo, NY - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is excited to announce that it will be launching its Ready, Set, Read! (RSR!) program in Erie and Niagara Counties thanks to the generosity and partnership of The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Innovation in Children’s Health and Well Being Initiative. 

Congratulations to Sean Keenan, EPIC Board Member

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

EPIC offers congratulations to Sean Keenan, EPIC Board member, as he becomes the Fifth Generation Leader of Walsh Duffield.  Walsh Duffield is a trusted, local, family-owned insurance agency that has helped countless families and businesses since 1860, creating a legacy of helping others through both disasters and victories.

EPIC to Expand Car Seat Safety Program

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

EPIC to Expand 2019 Car Seat Safety Program in Erie and Niagara County

EPIC to Continue Just for Teens

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

EPIC to Continue Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens thanks to support from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Rite Aid Continues to Support EPIC

Monday, February 4th, 2019

EPIC has been approved as a KidCents charity in 2019, after a successful program in 2018.  Funding from this program comes for the generosity of the community in which customers of Rite Aid round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to a general fund that supports kid-focused charities. 

EPIC Ready, Set, Read! Oath Lockport

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children will be launching its Ready, Set, Read! program in Lockport thanks the generosity and partnership of The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo though their OATH Community Benefit Fund for Lockport. 

EPIC Welcomes New Board Member

Friday, January 11th, 2019

EPIC Welcomes Craig Spencer to the Board of Directors

Jericho Road Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children was proud to support Jericho Road at its Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1021 Broadway in the heart of the Buffalo's East Side.

2018 Annual Heroes Reception

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children and Howard Rich, Vice President of Corporate Relations at Rich Products Corporation, and Chair of EPIC’s Annual Heroes Reception are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 starting at 6:00pm at the spectacular Atrium @ Rich’s.

EPIC Names New Executive Director

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018