A New Vision for Building Community

The New Buffalo Institute (NBI) at Canisius College aligns research, service and educational programming toward the many neighborhoods on Buffalo’s East Side, including our own Hamlin Park neighborhood. The NBI affirms our commitment to social justice, provides a welcoming place for community partners to convene, voice concerns and exchange ideas.

Informed by our Catholic, Jesuit tradition, the NBI is committed to finding new ways to address the challenges confronting the neighborhoods of the East Side and to work in solidarity with all of our community partners.

Learn About Mission and Goals

Opportunities to Help Our East Side Community

View Ways to Help

Areas of Focus

The NBI focuses on set strategic priorities, each of which has significant implications for the East Side of Buffalo.

Community Connections

Whether it’s education, food justice, healthcare or another area of need, NBI is proud to partner with schools, nonprofits and grassroots organizations to work toward solutions. Explore our many opportunities and see how you can get involved, too.

Additional Resources

The resources below will give you more information about the New Buffalo Institute as well as other ways Canisius is serving the community:

2021 Annual Report

2018 Community Impact Report