Get Ready for Buffalonia 2018!

Join us for our third annual Buffalonia celebration at Buffalo Iron Works and party in support of a great cause!
The Matt Urban Center has been serving the East Side of Buffalo for over 40 years with the mission of providing programs that revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.
Buffalonia helps support our programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for all residents in our diverse community—from children through seniors, and homeowners to the homeless.
The event will feature a live band, DJ, beer and wine, food, raffles, games and a photo booth! Ru’s Pierogi Food Truck will also be on site dishing up their delicious pierogi and we’ll have desserts from Sassi Cakes!
Pre-sale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or in person at the Matt Urban Center (1081 Broadway) or Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois Street). Tickets will be available at the door for $30.
Questions? Contact Sarah Maurer at smaurer@urbanctr.org or (716) 893-7222 x232.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Slow Roll Visits MUC

On Monday, July 23, a few hundred cyclists rolled through the neighborhood on the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo ride, and we had the opportunity to tell them all about the great work we do in the community!

Check out our “Stakeholder Spotlight” interview with Slow Roll here.

Community Resource Event

On Friday, July 13, 2018 the Matt Urban Center collaborated with A Team of Hope to host a community resource event at 1081 Broadway to provide support to neighborhood residents and families who have been affected by violent crime in our community. The Matt Urban Center’s Crime Victims Assistance Program, Youth and Community Services Department, and Hope Services team shared information on the programs and services we provide.

A variety of community service partners were present to speak and share their resources, including Buffalo Peacemakers, SNUG, the Stop the Violence Coalition, Community Access Services, and Teens in Progress. We also had representatives from WellCare, Fallon Health, Lombardo Funeral Services, and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.

We were honored to have our Erie County Legislator April Baskin, Buffalo Police Department Commissioner Lockwood, and the BPD Neighborhood Engagement Team present to speak and connect with residents.

Thank you to all who attended and showed support for the residents of our community!

Blog: Volunteering in WNY

On June 6, our agency participated in VolunteerWNY’s initiative for National Hunger Awareness Day. We hosted a project at our Hope Center where volunteers made and packaged meals for our Homeless Outreach team to distribute to our homeless clients.

Ashley, an intern with Red Door Real Estate, participated in the project and wrote a blog about her experiences volunteering with us. Check out her blog post here.

Thank you to all our volunteers for generously donating your time to this effort! Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

 

Volunteering in WNY

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Hunger Awareness Day Project at Hope Center

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this week? How about participating in our Hunger Awareness Day Project?

Our partners at VolunteerWNY are spearheading a Hunger Initiative in support of National Hunger Awareness Day. They are recruiting community volunteers to increase the impact of service to clients experiencing hunger in our communities.

Join the crew making PB&J sandwiches and packing meal bags for our Hope Services Homeless Outreach Office! Taking place this Wednesday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 385 Paderewski Drive.

Find out more information here.

Employment Opportunity: Case Manager for HELP Buffalo

Now Hiring: HELP Buffalo Case Manager

Job Description: This full time position shall provide case management services to residents of a two multi-unit apartment complexes in Buffalo: Help Buffalo I & II. As an integral part of the Housing Department and the Matt Urban Center, this position will be responsible for encouraging and promoting a positive living environment for tenants, while assisting in creating linkages for tenants to outside supports and resources in an effort to promote housing stability. A qualified candidate will be detail oriented, embrace a person-centered approach to client services, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Click the link above for full listing

Save the Date! Buffalonia 2018

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 14, 2018 for the Matt Urban Center’s annual Buffalonia fundraiser. This year’s event will take place at Buffalo Ironworks, 49 Illinois Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. The party will take place from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and will feature live music and DJ, beer, wine, food from local food trucks, raffles, and games.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for event updates!