City of Buffalo Office of New Americans

City of Buffalo Office of New Americans The Office of New Americans was created to promote access to opportunities and resources by working with community stakeholders to implement recommended policies and programs to facilitate successful integration of refugees and immigrants in Buffalo

Operating as usual

West Side Community Services
09/29/2020

West Side Community Services

Mayor Byron W. Brown
09/25/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown

The deadline is Oct. 31, but we are still behind on the #2020Census response rate. As of today, the #Buffalo response rate is at 53.8%, but we need 100% participation. Community Centers are the anchors of our neighborhoods and provide critical programming that would not be possible without federal funding determined by our population. Please help our community get its fair share of federal funds by completing the census. Visit 2020census.gov or complete it by phone, 844-330-2020 TODAY! #BuffaloHEARD

09/24/2020
Burmese Community Services

Burmese Community Services

Reminder for 2020 Census...
လူဦးရေသန်းကောင်စာရင်းအတွက် ဖြေကြားရမည့်နောက်ဆုံးသတ်မှတ်ရက် ကုန်ဆုံးတော့မည်ဖြစ်ပါ၍ ဖြေဆိုရန်ကျန်ရှိနေသေးသူများအတွက် သတိပေးနိုးဆော်လိုက်ပါသည်။

09/24/2020
Great info!If you haven't yet-complete the 2020 Census questionnaire today @2020census.gov!
09/21/2020

Great info!
If you haven't yet-complete the 2020 Census questionnaire today @2020census.gov!

There are NINE DAYS left to complete your #2020Census at 2020census.gov. Happening once every ten years, the Census determines the demographics, funding and resources, and political representation for where you live. Want well-funded libraries, Headstart and free school lunches for kids in need, and health centers and Medicare for our seniors? Then fill out your Census and get counted! Read more in our policy brief, Census 2020: Making Western New York Count, here:https://ppgbuffalo.org/files/documents/data-demographics-history/general/census_2020-making_wny_count.pdf

The Belle Center
09/03/2020

The Belle Center

Our Food Pantry is open on Friday and ready to serve you. Hours 9:00am to 1:00pm!

Bridges from Borders
09/01/2020

Bridges from Borders

Bridges from Borders is excited to launch our Mental Health Ambassador Program for high school students!

Are you a high school student from a bi-cultural and/or immigrant family background who wants to make a change in your community and an interest in mental health issues?

Each student will undergo a peer education program with mental health professionals before going out in teams to work on a issue that YOU want to change. The winning team will also receive a partial scholarship for college!

Find out more about our mental health ambassador program at https://www.bridgesfromborders.org/mental-health-ambassador-program.

The Belle Center
08/11/2020

The Belle Center

We are three days away from our Food and Backpack Distribution. Mark your calendars!

07/27/2020
Splash Pads are open!
07/06/2020

Splash Pads are open!

Looking for a fun, safe place to cool off? Splash pads are open at MLK, Jr. Park, Roosevelt Park and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. The splash pads are open daily from 11am to 7 pm. Attendants are on hand to ensure physical distancing & fewer spray towers are operating to create more space between visitors. Please SHARE to spread the word!

Mayor Byron W. Brown
07/04/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown

Looking for a fun, safe place to cool off? Splash pads are open at MLK, Jr. Park, Roosevelt Park and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. The splash pads are open daily from 11am to 7 pm. Attendants are on hand to ensure physical distancing & fewer spray towers are operating to create more space between visitors. Please SHARE to spread the word!

Mayor Byron W. Brown
07/04/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown

Buffalo Sewer Authority
06/30/2020

Buffalo Sewer Authority

We are here to help, call us 716.847.1065

Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc.
06/29/2020

Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc.

PLEASE SHARE* 📚

PLEASE Share!
#Buffalopal is now offering Virtual Summer Camp in partnership with Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Public Schools.

Eligible youth in grades K-6 (must be at least 5yrs old) who attend Buffalo Public Schools/Charter Schools.

Virtual Camp will operate Monday-Friday from July 20- August 14 from 9:30am-1:00pm

We have 60 slots to fill. DEADLINE WEDNESDAY JULY 17,2020 Please apply and request Police Athletic League as your virtual Summer camp site.
#summer2020inaction #youthprograms
https://sayyesbuffalo.org/summer2020/

We hope you enjoyed our weekly performance videos, thank you to the organizations that shared & THANK YOU for celebratin...
06/29/2020

We hope you enjoyed our weekly performance videos, thank you to the organizations that shared & THANK YOU for celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month with us! #CelebrateImmigrants

06/26/2020
Burmese Community Services

Updates from city hall in Burmese, thank you Burmese Community Services & Steven Sanyu! If you're sharing updates with your community, please let us know!

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's updates information (Burmese).
ဘတ်ဖလိုးမြို့တော်ဝန်မစ္စတာဘရောင်း၏ သတင်းထုတ်ပြန်ချက် မြန်မာဘာသာဖြစ်ပါတယ်။

Buffalo Reform Agenda Announcement, effective tomorrow, Wed., June 23:
06/23/2020

Buffalo Reform Agenda Announcement, effective tomorrow, Wed., June 23:

A new era of equity in #Buffalo! Today, I announced implementation of the 1st phase of the Buffalo #ReformAgenda, a series of initiatives that shifts policing to a restorative model and strengthens ties to the community. Starting Wednesday, the Buffalo Police Department will issue appearance tickets instead of taking suspects into custody for most low-level offenses. Police will now also have to immediately tell residents the reason they are pulled over during traffic stops. The timeline for violators to address equipment violation tickets has been extended from 24 hours to 7 days. Buffalo Police will also post policies for Use of Force, Manual of Procedures and more for residents to access at www.buffalony.gov/reformagenda. These measures are part of our continued commitment to address systemic racism. I thank community activists, block clubs, police leaders and others for working together on this bold first step.

06/22/2020
Karen Don Dance

To commemorate his year's Immigrant Heritage Month we're sharing past dance performances from Buffalo's community. This week’s feature is the beautiful Don Dance, shared with us by
Karen Society of Buffalo. Please enjoy a brief introduction and see a short video of the Don Dance! Special thanks to Faustina Palmatier for sharing the video with us. #CelebrateImmigrants!

Learning about Karen history, language,culture, and literature. Learning about Health and Wellness.

06/20/2020
World Refugee Day in Western New York, Inc.

If you missed today’s World Refugee Day, stay tuned for more videos tomorrow!

Due to technical difficulties, we did not post a few videos during today’s event! Check out our page tomorrow for performances from Nusantara Arts-Buffalo Gamelan Group, Karen Society of Buffalo, and more! Thanks again for all the video submissions and please feel free to continue sending some in today 😄

06/19/2020

Celebrating Juneteenth in Buffalo! Thank you Mayor Brown.

Juneteenth will be an official city holiday starting 2021 and this year NY Gov. Cuomo also recognized the day for state employees.
A national effort is underway to make it a national holiday - let's do it! The day was first celebrated in Texas in 1865 & Juneteenth has been an official state holiday there since 1980.

06/17/2020
06/14/2020
MESAA Dance Celebration at 2017 World Refugee Day, Buffalo, NY

To commemorate his year's Immigrant Heritage Month we're sharing past dance performances from Buffalo's community!
Even though we can't celebrate in person, we can see the talent of dancers from our many immigrant organizations. This week's highlight is courtesy of Multi-Ethnic Society of Afghanistan in America, Buffalo, NY. Special thanks to Robabeh Ghorbanzadeh and MESAA for sharing this snippet from World Refugee Day! #CelebrateImmigrants!

The Belle Center
06/10/2020

The Belle Center

Our Food Pantry is going strong. We continue to serve our families and community every Friday from 9am to 1pm. Nothing will keep the Belle Center down!

06/10/2020
City of Buffalo Update: Burmese

Latest City Hall update in Burmese below, special thanks to our partner Burmese Community Services. If your organization would like to receive regular updates to share with your communities, please let us know.

Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc.
06/10/2020

Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc.

06/09/2020
Burmese Community Services

Spreading the invite - respond to the 2020 Census today!

2020 Census invitation with multiple languages from Burma/Myanmar such as Karen, Karenni, Chin, Mon and Burmese. Please share.
၂၀၂၀ လူဦးရေသန်းကောင်စာရင်းအတွက် ပါဝင်ဖြေဆိုကြရန် ဘာသာစကားမျိုးစုံဖြင့် မေတ္တာရပ်ခံဖိတ်ကြားချက်များဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ပြန်လည်မျှဝေပေးစေလိုပါတယ်။

Mayor Byron W. Brown
06/08/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown

06/07/2020
New Year's PerformanceThe Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Buffalo (ECAGB) dance group performance.

Dear friends,
as you know, many events have been cancelled in the city's immigrant community. Since June is Immigrant Heritage Month, our page will share a brief performance from a local organization every week to commemorate & celebrate our refugee & immigrant organizations. If you have a video snippet to share, please send it to us!
This week's highlight is courtesy of The Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Buffalo - ECAGB. Special thanks to Eskinder Tefera for sharing! #CelebrateImmigrants!

West Side Community Services
06/07/2020

West Side Community Services

Happy to partner with Hearts for the Homeless of WNY Inc. ® and FeedMore WNY for our June mobile food pantries. Fresh produce will be available at each event in addition to food kits. 2-1-1wny Buffalo Mutual Aid Network West Side Alive!

How long does it take to apply for more affordable water bills through Pathways to Affordable Water? You can determine y...
06/05/2020

How long does it take to apply for more affordable water bills through Pathways to Affordable Water? You can determine your eligibility for the free and equitable program to assist residents of the City of Buffalo in as little as 10 minutes. That’s a sliver of time for big savings on your water bills, so start your application today at http://bit.ly/LGWW-ApplyNow. #LetsGetWaterWise

How long does it take to apply for more affordable water bills through Pathways to Affordable Water? You can determine your eligibility for the free and equitable program to assist residents of the City of Buffalo in as little as 10 minutes. That’s a sliver of time for big savings on your water bills, so start your application today at http://bit.ly/LGWW-ApplyNow. #LetsGetWaterWise

West Side Community Services
06/05/2020

West Side Community Services

Tomorrow!!

The Belle Center
06/04/2020

The Belle Center

Please join us this Friday. If you are in need we are there to help you.

06/01/2020

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