Climbing PoeTree Free Concert at Matt Urban Center

We’re hosting a free community concert in partnership with our friends at Open Buffalo!

Climbing PoeTree will perform on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7-00-9:00 p.m. here at 1081 Broadway in the third floor hall. The show features Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman’s award-winning dual-voice spoken word, backed with infectious beats and multimedia theater.

This event is FREE and open to the public—all are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

See the Facebook event page for more info here.

Join us for our Quarterly Community Breakfast!

Want to learn more about our programs at the Matt Urban Center and hear the latest update on our School 57 renovation project?

Join us on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30AM for our quarterly community breakfast! The event will take place in the third floor hall of our main headquarters at 1081 Broadway.

We will have a presentation on the renovations currently underway at the former School 57 building, followed by a roundtable with our Housing & Community Development, Youth, and Hope Services programs. A brief survey will be conducted to inform the discussion at our next meeting.

Light breakfast will be provided. Please contact us with questions at (716) 893-7222 x310 or eblacksheare@urbanctr.org.

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!

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!

Celebrate the First day of Spring with #SpringItOnWNY

Spring has officially sprung! To celebrate the First Day of Spring, we are participating in the United Way’s annual #SpringitOnWNY fundraiser.

From 6 p.m. on March 20 to 6 p.m. on March 21, the Matt Urban Center will be accepting donations through our Spring It On fundraising webpage.

This is an opportunity to show your support for the Matt Urban Center and the work we do to support residents of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood – from youth, to families, to senior citizens. No donation is too small and every bit helps! Your donation will allow us to continue providing essential human services programs to our neighborhood and beyond.

To learn more about our agency and to make a donation, click here to visit our #SpringItOnWNY fundraising page.

CHDO Open House Events This Weekend

There will be Open House events held at two of our CHDO properties this weekend for interested first-time homebuyers. Visitors can stop by 21 South Ryan Street, Buffalo on Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Those interested in 933 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo can visit this property on Sunday, March 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Our agents will be on site to answer any questions about the properties.

Click here to learn more about our CHDO program and the homebuyer application process. 

21 South Ryan

  • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
  • List price $98,000
  • Open House: Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

933 Fillmore Avenue

  • 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom
  • List price $80,000
  • Open House: Sunday, March 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

City of Buffalo Community Roundtable

It was a busy evening at 1081 Broadway with the City of Buffalo’s Public Hearing/Community Roundtable event. Members of the community and area non-profit organizations were invited to weigh in on how the City will allocate its 2018-2019 funding, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

Breakout discussion groups dove into topics including funding needs for housing, community planning, crime prevention, public infrastructure, demolition, and public facilities.

Thank you to all who attended this event!

Save the Date: Grant Writing Workshop

We’re excited to be partnering with Nonprofit Works to bring a grant writing workshop to Buffalo!

On Tuesday, April 10, the Matt Urban Center will host “Grant Writing Basics” from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at our headquarters at 1081 Broadway, Buffalo. The workshop registration fee is $150 and includes lunch, training materials, and documents that organizations can customize to fit their specific needs. The workshop will cover:

  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities
  • Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
  • Planning programs and budgets before writing grants.
  • Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications.
  • Tracking and following-up grant applications after they are submitted

Participants referred by the Matt Urban Center will receive a 20% discount on the price of registration. Use discount code NPW112 when you register online to receive the discount: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/grant-writing-basics-buffalo/

Save the Date: Dyngus Day 2018!

 

Mark your calendars for Monday, August 2, 2018 for our annual Dyngus Day celebration and fundraiser at the Matt Urban Hope Center! Stop by 385 Paderewski Drive between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. for Polish food, Pilsner and Polka music! All proceeds will go to the Matt Urban Center.

Also – If you’re attending the Dyngus Day Parade, keep an eye out for our Matt Urban Center team!