Pride in Place Buffalo
Community Challenge grant in partnership with the Buffalo Center for Health Equity, one of six grantees selected in the state of New York.
The grant will be used to celebrate and reinvigorate Black and Brown culture, community, and pride throughout three Buffalo neighborhoods. Working with a team of local creatives and equity advocates, this effort aims to gather community input while lifting up important landmarks, parks, art and music happenings, and cultural events occurring in these neighborhoods. The effort will highlight and promote health, hope, and exploration during COVID-19 recovery, while planting seeds for neighborhood-owned community development visions as we work together to rebuild.
This project would not be possible without the passion and partnership of the following organizations.
We encourage you to learn more about these partners and hire them for your upcoming programs!
About The Buffalo Center for Health Equity
The Buffalo Center for Health Equity works to eliminate race, economic, and geographic-based health inequities in Western New York by changing the social and economic conditions that cause illness and shorten lives among the sickest of the region.
The Center works
collaboratively with community members and organizations as well as the public and faith-based sectors to advance this multi-level agenda. The work focuses primarily in the 14204, 14206, 14211, 14212 and, 14215 zip codes in Buffalo, NY where African Americans are dying at three times the rate as their white counterparts. The health inequities affecting Buffalonians, like in many American cities, are the downstream effect of failing schools, high unemployment, low property values, poor access to public transportation, absence of grocery stores, lead contamination in homes, highway pollution, brownfields, and poor access to healthcare. These social and economic conditions are known to be the primary drivers of health.
About LISC WNY
LISC WNY works regionally with partners to bring local neighborhood ideas to life; creating great places to live, work and raise a family for all. Our five-year strategic plan takes a place-based, multidisciplinary model to help individuals and small businesses currently isolated from economic opportunity better connect to the training, employment,
technical assistance, and capital necessary for them to successfully participate in their regions’ growth and prosperity. The plan includes neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, neighborhood business, and family income & wealth building goals. This place-based and people-centered approach aims to better coordinate and concentrate workforce, small business, and real estate development in districts or neighborhoods that have traditionally seen a lack of investment.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
About The Challenger
The Steering Team
|Neu Water & Associates||http://www.neuh2o.com|
|Eat Off Art||www.EatOffArt.com|
|Get AMP’D Photography|
|Urban Legacy Filmworks|
|Buffalo History Channel|
|Buffalo and Western New York African American History Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuffaloandWesternNewYorkAfricanAmericanHistory|
|Buffalo, A toast to the Town||https://www.facebook.com/groups/855505714485399|
|Get Fokus’d Productions||http://getfokusdproductions.com|
|Colored Girls bike too (CGBT)|
|Harriet Tubman School #31||https://www.buffaloschools.org/PS31|
|Urban Fruits & Veggies|
|Food for the Spirit / Buffalo Food Equity Network|
|Good Food Buffalo Coalition|
|Impacted Families Initiative|
|Massachusetts Avenue Project|
|Igniting Hope Radio|
|Freedom Gardens of Buffalo|
|Jericho Road Community Health Center.||https://www.jrchc.org/|
|Grassroots gardens of WNY|
|Michigan street African American Corridor|
|Millenium Health Rado|
|REACH (a project of CAI Global)|
|Hamlin Park Community & Taxpayers Association|