Experiential learning experience for students in the Undergraduate Academies in support of the University Heights Tool Library and University Heights Collaborative initiative to improve the neighborhood through the reinvestment in the urban tree canopy. Additional location: University Heights District
Vice President of the Board of Directors of Literacy New York (LNY)
The School Supply Drive is a two-month universitywide charitable drive for school supplies to benefit pre-K through eighth grade students at schools situated around our three campuses: Futures Academy, Bilingual Center, Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute, Highgate Heights Elementary and Westminster Community Charter School. UB employees drop off items in the designated collection boxes throughout the North, South and Downtown campuses that include paper, pencils, rulers, planners, markers, folders, and more. The 2013 program doubled in size from the previous year–with an unprecedented amount of supplies donated and distributed.
Preparing educated citizens, strengthening democratic values and civic responsibility by distributing safety information throughout the University Heights area and encouraging responsible behavior.
UB a Good Neighbor involves UB students from various clubs, fraternities and as individuals, in the effort to help beautify the neighborhood adjacent to the South Campus.
This event is designed to build community between the year-round residents of the neighborhood around the South Campus and the students who reside there. The event begins with a parade through the neighborhood featuring UB student athletes and the Thunder of the East Marching Band that encourages students and neighbors to follow to the lawn in front of Hayes Hall where live music, a barbecue and information from university and community service providers are available. The event includes games and activities and ends with a safety demonstration by Environmental Health and Safety and the Buffalo Fire Department. Additional locations: Hayes Hall lawn; South Campus
Coordinated by the Office of Community Relations, UB’s Universitywide Adopt-a-Family helps make the holidays a little warmer and brighter for a number of local families in need. The Office of Community Relations collaborates with local nonprofits to identify needy families; those families are matched with participating UB departments to provide items from their wish lists. Since 2008, the program continues to grow, averaging over 20 participating departments and matched families each year. Additional location: Downtown Campus