Emerging Leaders 'Spring Forward' with First Alumni Gathering!

Published April 5, 2019

For the first time, alums from all Emerging Leaders' classes (2015 - 2018) gathered to connect with new folks and celebrate how the program continues to transform Buffalo's leadership. 

Coming Soon: "Reclamation & Restoration" 420 Community Day

Published March 30, 2019

Spread economic opportunity & justice in Buffalo! Build community power & resilience! Help end cannabis prohibition!

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.

Open Buffalo welcomes Mayor Brown's new marijuana stance, continues larger cannabis justice agenda

Published February 18, 2019

Organization continues to push for statewide marijuana policy to repair and invest in communities on the frontline of the war on drugs

Open Buffalo Speaks out as Member of Fair Elections for New York Coalition

Published January 7, 2019

On Monday, January 7, Open Buffalo stood on the steps of Buffalo City Hall with local allies speaking in support of the Fair Elections for New York campaign.

Open Buffalo Seeks Director of Equitable Development

Published December 19, 2018

Open Buffalo’s Director of Equitable Development will have a passion for building knowledge and power within frontline communities while advancing the strategies towards creating a Just Transition.

A Moment to Celebrate: 2018 Emerging Leaders and Democracy Fellows Graduate

Published December 18, 2018

Open Buffalo honored 35 outstanding individuals and marked two milestones for the Leadership Development division as a whole: graduating our 100th Emerging Leader and 1st class of Democracy Fellows.

Open Buffalo Statement on Proposed "Public Charge" Rule

Published December 10, 2018

Open Buffalo firmly opposes the Trump Administration's latest anti-immigrant policy proposal for "Public Charge" Rule as an explicit attack on low-income immigrant families and communities of color.

Emerging Leader Kenyana David on The Public Good!

Published November 27, 2018

Emerging Leader Kenyana David on The Public Good to discuss entrepreneurship and her consultancy for women-owned firms, 81 Eighteen. 

Strong Community Turnout for Anti-Gentrification Summit

Published November 21, 2018

Over 100 residents from the city of Buffalo attended the Second Annual Anti-Gentrification Summit to begin conversations on creative resistance, community-driven development, & solutions-based policy.

F.B. Community Land Trust on The Public Good

Published November 20, 2018

 F.B. Community Land Trust talks on The Public Good about the growth of community-controlled economy and innovative policy solutions for affordable housing in the Fruit Belt neighborhood.  

Tomorrow- Open Buffalo Participates in Giving Tuesday!

Published November 20, 2018

What if we all gave on one day? We can! On November 27, 2018, our community will come together for #GivingTuesday to sustain Open Buffalo's work of education and empowerment. 

OUR CITY Coalition featured on The Public Good!

Published November 13, 2018

Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar of the OUR CITY Coalition is invited on The Public Good to discuss the coalition's mission, policy platform, and the upcoming Anti-Gentrification Summit. 

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.

Democracy Fellow Bernadette Giles on the Public Good!

Published November 6, 2018

Democracy Fellow Bernadette Giles shares her community project on women's professional development with The Public Good. 

Open Buffalo Statement on Changes to Flores Settlement Agreement

Published November 5, 2018

 In solidarity with our partner, the New York Immigration Coalition, Open Buffalo opposes the unraveling of federal protections for the rights of migrant children. 

Raise Your Voice against the Attack on Immigrant Families!

Published October 23, 2018

The federal administration continues its attack on immigrant communities, but you can speak up against its policies! 

Climbing PoeTree: Live in Buffalo Invokes the Power of Art for Activism

Published October 11, 2018

Open Buffalo welcomed the return of Climbing PoeTree for a free community performance that inspired and energized all in attendance.   

Victory for the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust!

Published October 4, 2018

F.B. Community Land Trust receives the coveted “Voters Choice” award at IGNITE! Community Pitch Fest for their innovative work against displacement and towards neighborhood solutions.  

Open Buffalo's Franchelle Parker Featured on Black Women's Pay Equity Panel

Published October 2, 2018

OB Executive Director Franchelle Parker spoke up for policy solutions to the gender pay gap that disproportionately afflicts Black women.  

Buffalo Police Advisory Board on the Public Good

Published October 2, 2018

Members of the Buffalo Police Advisory Board go on The Public Good to discuss residents’ top concerns about policing collected from community forums and next steps to improve policing in Buffalo. 

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.   

Democracy Fellow Michelle Jones on The Public Good!

Published September 24, 2018

Democracy Fellow Michelle Jones discusses her project, From the Inside Out, on The Public Good

2018 Emerging Leaders Class Kicks off with Intensive Retreat

Published August 28, 2018

Thirty leaders hail from a number of neighborhoods in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and each one is committed to bringing about real change in our communities and breaking the cycles of oppression.

Beyond Language; Using the Arts to Bridge Cultural Differences

Published August 25, 2018

Open Buffalo was proud to participate as a partner with BAS, and in support of incredible visual artist Muhammad Z. Zaman (2018 Open Buffalo Emerging Artist).