Open Buffalo Applauds Reparations Progress in New York

Published December 20, 2023

In the state of New York, there is concrete evidence of the long-term psychic damage inflicted upon the Black community, including the subsequent effects on housing discrimination, biased policing, income inequality and mass incarceration of African Americans.

A Milestone in Pursuit of "Getting the Lead Out"

Published December 19, 2023

Open Buffalo is proud to help bring to the public a new data-mapping tool that will help our community develop a clearer picture of the problem of lead pipes delivering water to city homes.

Celebrating Inaugural Youth Action Organizing Summit Series

Published December 18, 2023

Training sessions designed to not be a sixth day of school, but a hands-on workshop where your real-time learning can be applied as soon as you walk out the door.

Getting Out The Vote Was Successful Again in 2023

Published December 18, 2023

This year our all-star support team for Getting out the Vote (GOTV) paved a foundation for future years!

Albany Boot Camp Primed Re-Entry Support Team for 2024

Published December 4, 2023

There is no other better example of building together and creating community than a passionate community-focused, service training.

Open Buffalo Launches Ecology Center Capital Campaign!

Published November 21, 2023

The Open Buffalo Ecology Center is a 10-acre urban refuge that will be housed on Buffalo’s East Side. It will offer the ample green space, outdoor recreation, educational opportunities, and community-building spaces and activities intended to correct the financial and physical harms inflicted upon Black bodies amid decades of environmental racism, systematic disinvestment, and a worsening climate crisis. 

A Tribute to Ms. Ina J. Ferguson

Published November 14, 2023

Ms. Ina had a deep passion for caring for her “community babies,” being a god-mom, mentoring, and being an educational advocate, leaving an indelible mark on Buffalo Public Schools at every level.

Parker Honored at 51st Annual Black Achievers Awards

Published October 6, 2023

Open Buffalo Executive Director Franchelle Parker was honored at the 51st Black Achievers Awards on September 30, 2023.

Ya'Ukuu featured on WBFO's "What's Next?"

Published October 4, 2023

Ecological Justice Coordinator Tendaji Ya'Ukuu sat down to discuss these projects and more with WBFO's "What's Next?" program.

The Emerging Leaders Community Bus Tour Returns

Published September 18, 2023

Last Saturday, September 16, we were happy to celebrate the return of the Emerging Leaders community bus tour!