Open Buffalo is Honored to Be Selected for the 2022 Justice40 Accelerator Cohort

Published June 29, 2022

Anchored in love and service, the Justice40 Accelerator is a 12-month program that will provide Open Buffalo seed funding, technical assistance, training, connections, and peer support as we seek federal funding flowing from the Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative. 

Color Run Was a Fun First for Open Buffalo Youth Action

Published August 2, 2021

The Color Run, hosted by Open Buffalo’s Youth Action on Saturday, July 31, was an engaging, fun-filled event for the community.

Open Buffalo Seeks "Freedom Summer" Fellow Applicants

Published June 2, 2021

The Open Buffalo Freedom Summer Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to: empower residents in Western New York with knowledge of the history of the original Freedom Summer; register and engage with voters; and work on winning the For the People Act on the national level.

Open Buffalo Proudly Welcomes Passage of MRTA

Published April 1, 2021

Recently Enacted Marijuana Reforms Represent Significant Racial Equity Advancement for the People of New York State.

Open Buffalo Represents At Alliance for Clean Energy New York's Conference

Published September 30, 2019

Eric Walker, OB Climate Strategist, shared his perspective on New York's energy future at the ACENY fall conference.

Open Buffalo Trainer Team Ready for Justice Leadership Institute!

Published August 26, 2019

The 2019 Open Buffalo Training Team is ready to facilitate a powerful community workshop for 100 community members at the first Justice Leadership Institute!

Apply Today: Open Buffalo's First Justice Leadership Institute!

Published July 10, 2019

Open Buffalo's Justice Leadership Institute launches the first weekend of September! Join us and you can find power in your personal story, make change in your community, and gain organizing skills. 

Open Buffalo Celebrates Advancement of Justice, Reconciliation and Community Protection in NYS

Published July 1, 2019

Key elements of Open Buffalo's 2019 state legislative agenda succeed – community power in action

Mentoring Matters: Guide an Emerging Leader

Published May 22, 2019

Mentoring is a special partnership between two people based on commitment to the mentoring process, common goals/expectations of the partnership and mutual trust and respect.

Open Buffalo Embodies Call to be ‘Agents of Change’ at NYSABPRL Caucus Weekend

Published February 18, 2019

Open Buffalo calls on state lawmakers to prioritize vulnerable communities, featured as presenters at the Caucus Weekend of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators.

OUR CITY's Anti-Displacement Month Kicks Off!

Published November 7, 2018

The Our CITY Coalition held a press conference to kick off November as Anti-Displacement Month, with upcoming events dedicated to inspire the Buffalo community to build a prosperous city for all.

Learning on the Move: Emerging Leaders’ Buffalo Bus Tour

Published October 1, 2018

On the Buffalo Bus Tour, Open Buffalo's Emerging Leaders traded the classroom for an opportunity to learn about the city on the road and on foot.   

Buffalo Selected for New Anti-Displacement Policy Network!

Published March 27, 2018

Ten cities will work together on strategies to fight displacement and build inclusive, prosperous cities.

People Power: Joining Forces to Address Gentrification in Buffalo

Published October 18, 2017

The summit stressed the interconnectedness of several problems in Buffalo, including police violence, the school to prison pipeline, lack of community control over resources, and racism.

NY Renews Coalition Makes Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Published August 28, 2017

Statewide NY Renews coalition pushes for legislative reforms to advance climate and community justice.

Tell Cuomo: NY Needs to Lead on Climate

Published March 17, 2017

It is unacceptable for New York to forgo aggressive climate action as President Trump works to dismantle vital climate and environmental protections. Support the Climate & Community Protection Act.

African Heritage Food Co-Op Joins Open Buffalo Network

Published February 23, 2017

This co-op is an answer to the lack of black food store ownership in the black community. It is an attempt at giving ownership and control to those that live in the community. It is an effort to allow the dollar to circulate in the community.

Free Special Edition Newspaper Advocates for a Renaissance in All Buffalo Neighborhoods

Published October 11, 2016

In collaboration with Open Buffalo, Rise Collaborative debuts the first issue of "No Boundaries" - a special-edition, free newspaper carrying stories from typically underreported areas of Buffalo.

Op-Ed: "Low-income New Yorkers take brunt of climate change"

Published June 7, 2016

None of us has the luxury of thinking climate change is someone else's problem, not even Albany.

PSC Taking Public Comments on Clean Energy Standard Plan

Published May 17, 2016

We are asking organizations that care about the transition to a renewable energy future to spread the word about these hearings and the public comment period.

Harper Bishop Joins the Open Buffalo Team

Published May 4, 2016

Bishop brings wealth of experience to new role as Economic and Climate Justice Coordinator.

AG Schneiderman Joins Local Allies to Talk Climate Justice

Published April 21, 2016

On the Eve of Earth Day, Local Grassroots Organizations Host New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for a Community Conversation on Climate Justice.

Youth Forum on Climate Justice Elevates Young Voices

Published April 12, 2016

An incredibly diverse group of 75 children and teens in a series of workshops, activities, and theater games connected to climate change and climate justice.

MAP is hiring for many positions this summer

Published April 6, 2016

MAP is THE place to get involved in addressing food insecurity issues in Buffalo!  And NOW is the time to get involved!

“Crossroads Collective” Set to Create a New Economy on Frontlines of Climate Change

Published March 17, 2016

Collective's kickoff effort is a campaign to pass NY Renews climate justice reforms in Albany.