The New Buffalo Institute
A New Vision for Building Community
Buffalo, New York—the state’s second-largest city—continues to enjoy an economic renaissance. Located in historic Hamlin Park, Canisius College is poised to play a critical role in ensuring that the East Side—our home community—benefits from this ongoing resurgence. The New Buffalo Institute (NBI) was established to facilitate programs, collaborations and creative solutions. These diverse initiatives seek to build upon new developments in the Buffalo region while addressing the persistent challenges and injustices that impact our surrounding community. Through the NBI, Canisius will espouse its Catholic, Jesuit mission and commit to working in solidarity with our community partners to realize a new vision for Buffalo.
-What We Do-
Convene and Build Community
Canisius will facilitate numerous opportunities with stakeholders to listen, learn and understand community needs in our identified areas of focus. We will work with members of the community to develop sustained relationships to chart a path forward on critical issues.
Promote Research and Innovative Teaching Projects
Canisius will seek funding to support research and innovative teaching projects that advance the goals of the NBI and are focused on the issues impacting the East Side of Buffalo. Our intent is to develop creative initiatives that impact teaching and community solutions, and provide unique learning
opportunities that would not otherwise be possible for students.
Offer Educational Programs
Canisius will serve as a welcoming site for public conversations and lectures on topics related to the priorities of the East Side and the goals of the NBI.
Share Other Knowledge Resources
Canisius will provide scholarly expertise and relevant information to meet the needs of community stakeholders.
Areas of Focus
The NBI will initially focus on five strategic priorities, each of which has significant implications for the East Side of Buffalo.
New Buffalo Institute Task Force
The resources below will give you more information about the New Buffalo Institute as well as other ways Canisius is serving the community: