Our Commitment to Racial Justice
The Matt Urban Center is committed to promoting racial equity and acknowledges historical systems of oppression including institutional and systemic racism which continue to this day. The Matt Urban Center will take active steps in addressing racial inequity as an organization and as it relates to the community we serve through training, stakeholder engagement, self-assessment, advocacy and intentional policy making. The Matt Urban Center recognizes that not actively combatting racism is equal to complicity.
In Difficult Times #OurWorkContinues
The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed our daily lives and forced us to change the way we do things, in order to keep moving forward. The Matt Urban Center staff and the clients we serve are no exception and, like many, we are doing the best we can to keep moving forward in this new normal. We provide essential services to people in need, so closing our doors has never been an option.
Our staff are resilient and determined. They adapt and they respond. Simply put, OUR WORK CONTINUES. Every donation made through our online portal ensures that our essential programs continue during these difficult times.
COVID-19 Program Updates
Please CLICK HERE for detailed information regarding procedures for building entry, client appointments, and general inquiries. Procedures are broken down by site location and program, to ensure you are following our current safety guidelines and know what to expect when visiting or submitting inquiries to our sites.
The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 44 years. We continue to fulfill our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining.
As we continue into 2020, we are excited to be writing the next chapter of our agency’s story with our largest community development project to date. Construction is nearing completion as we return the former Public School 57 back to a community asset as a multipurpose facility. The Building Hope Capital Campaign will help us bring our newly renovated “Hope House” across the finish line and ensure we are able to continue housing families and providing essential services to our neighbors.
Stay tuned for more updates and we hope you’ll explore and learn more about our project and campaign.