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. 

Open Buffalo Celebrates Juneteenth 2022

Published June 18, 2022

Open Buffalo was in person at Juneteenth 2022!

One Month Later: Recovery, Resources, and Resolve

Published June 15, 2022

One month after the May 14 Tops terrorist attack, Open Buffalo provides an update on the ongoing recovery efforts and offers gratitude for widespread support.

Open Buffalo Seeks to Hire Director of Leadership Development

Published June 11, 2022

The key purpose of this position is to build a movement of empowered civic leaders in Western New York. The ideal candidate has significant experience in community organizing, training and facilitation.

Open Buffalo Seeks to Hire Director of Racial Equity and Justice

Published June 9, 2022

The Director of Racial Equity & Justice is responsible for leading Open Buffalo’s racial equity trainings as well as building community-based power to win legislative victories that advance racial justice.

Open Buffalo Baby Club

Published May 27, 2022

In partnership with Every Bottom Covered and dozens of community leaders from across WNY, Open Buffalo has launched the OB Baby Club, helping parents supply diapers, wipes and other critical care items for our little ones.

Open Buffalo statement on the Buffalo Massacre

Published May 18, 2022

Open Buffalo stands steadfast to our commitment to achieve racial equity in Buffalo.

Freedom Summer/716 Votes! Paid Phone & Text Banking Opportunity

Published May 5, 2022

Open Buffalo is looking for young adults to phone and text bank. Get paid $20 an hour!

Open Buffalo has declared the Summer of 2022 a Freedom Summer! 

Published April 19, 2022

Freedom Summer pays homage to the ancestors, organizers, freedom fighters and organizations who created the first Freedom Summer  which was organized in part by a fearless voting rights leader named Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer was a sharecropper from Mississippi who took action so that Black folks might be seen as first-class citizens and be able to vote without restrictions or penance. It is because of their passion, brilliance and resilience that we are able to do the work we are doing today.   

Open Buffalo celebrates Sankofa 2022

Published April 5, 2022

At Open Buffalo's third annual Sankofa celebration, we took time to revisit our recent accomplishments and reconnect with our friends, partners, and allies.

Open Buffalo Seeks to Hire Program Associate

Published April 1, 2022

The Program Associate will enhance the capacity of Open Buffalo’s programs and operations by providing administrative support to the Executive and Deputy Directors of Open Buffalo and by serving as a project manager for a water equity initiative.

Franchelle Parker honored by Buffalo Urban League

Published March 26, 2022

Franchelle Parker receives the Community Service Award at Buffalo Urban League's Annual Gala

The War Over Ukraine

Published March 11, 2022

Open Buffalo discusses the events of Ukraine with filmmaker Lukia Costello

Join Open Buffalo in celebrating Sankofa 2022

Published February 18, 2022

Open Buffalo celebrates our 3rd Annual Sankofa Event!

Buffalo State CCE Office Looks to Hire Associate Director

Published November 30, 2021

Join the amazing team community engagement team at Buffalo State College, SUNY’s urban-engaged anchor campus!

Youth Action Hosts Successful "Save our Children" Forum

Published November 24, 2021

On November 20, Youth Action held a youth-led Q&A with four panelists from the community and the City of Buffalo.

“Save Our Children” town hall coming Nov. 20

Published November 17, 2021

OB Youth Action teams up with Project Mona’s House to address crisis of missing children in Buffalo.

Coming Oct. 2: "Freedom Summer" Leadership & Civic Engagement Symposium!

Published September 24, 2021

Join us on Saturday, October 2 for our first annual "Freedom Summer" Leadership & Civic Engagement Symposium!

Join our team as an NYIC VISTA

Published September 22, 2021

Do you want to help end poverty in Buffalo and WNY? Develop valuable nonprofit skills and experiences? Give back to the community? If so, consider applying for Open Buffalo's NYIC VISTA position today!

Request for Proposals: Racial Equity Training Video Production

Published August 31, 2021

Open Buffalo seeks videography/video editing services for the creation of a short series of racial equity training videos.

My Buffalo Human Rights Law Experience with Open Buffalo: Building the Foundation for Change in Our Community

Published August 20, 2021

Heather Kuhn, a student at UB School of Law, reflects on her recent human rights internship with Open Buffalo.

Want a Freedom Summer Sticker?

Published August 19, 2021

Open Buffalo has declared the Summer of 2021 a Freedom Summer! This Freedom Summer pays homage to the ancestors, organizers, freedom fighters and organizations who created the first Freedom Summer in 1964.

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.

Youth Action Recognizes Pride Month

Published June 21, 2021

June is the month to celebrate all the obstacles that were overcome by the LGBTQ+ community and for allies to show their support and acknowledge that our differences are what bring us closer together as people.