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21st Century Youth Program at Gloria J. Parks Community Center Receives Eugene T. Reville Education Award

Congratulations to Shae Herron, our Youth Program Director at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, and to all our Youth Program staff for being honored with the Eugene T. Reville Education Award. Shae and Michael Tritto, Jr., the UDCDA’s Associate Director…
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HEAP – Home Energy Assistance Program is Now OPEN!

Now that the cold is among us and you need help paying your heating bills – The 2019-2020 Regular HEAP Benefit Program is now open and accepting applications! To learn more about eligibility and how you can apply, please visit:…
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From Planning to Planting, the Northeast Greenway Initiative charts a bold vision for Buffalo’s East Side Rail Trail Corridor.

Buffalo, NY – On any given day you’ll see throngs of bikers, joggers, and dog walkers out enjoying the approximately one-mile North Buffalo Rail Trail. Completed in 2016, the project has been met with overwhelming praise and approval from area…
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Business Development Specialist Essence Sweat Joins the UDCDA Team!

Essence is a Los Angeles native with deep familial roots in Buffalo, NY. She was raised by a creative and exuberant mother and analytical and strategic father. Her upbringing was a continuous lesson on the importance of integrating effective design…
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AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah Mercer joins the UDCDA Team!

Sarah is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the University District Community Development Association. She graduated in June 2019 from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics. Raised in Amherst, she is glad to…
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