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Amber Dixon to leave Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology

In 2013, former Buffalo Public Schools superintendent Amber Dixon opened the doors to the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, a refuge for Buffalo students interested in the arts and job-training hub for adults.

Later this year, the center announced Wednesday, Dixon will step down from her role as CEO of the Main Street organization to "pursue other personal and professional opportunities."

"My decision to move on from BCAT represents a personal desire to contribute to this community in a different and broader capacity," Dixon said. "I am grateful for the privilege of working with the amazing students who have changed their lives through BCAT programming. They are an inspiration.”

The center, which offers after-school programs in visual art, filmmaking and music, boasts a 96 percent graduation rate for its student participants. Among members of its adult job-training programs, 83 percent are placed in jobs after their programs are complete.

The BCAT board has formed a search committee for Dixon's replacement.

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