Greater Buffalo is on the rise and we believe all our residents should have the opportunity to take part and fulfill their highest potential.

When we tackle the existing gaps in racial equity, we will expand opportunity in neighborhoods across the region — where people live, work and raise their children.

Our region will see even greater growth when all our residents can learn, work and further contribute to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.

Racial Equity Dividend Report

What could happen when we close all the gaps?

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Voices of Equity: Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker

April 17, 2017

In this week's Voices of Equity, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, speaks to the importance of education  to ensure we have enough qualified workers to fill more than 150,000 jobs that are projected to be open over the next 10 years. We need to develop the talent we have here at home to help our region continue to prosper and grow. 

Click here to read the Racial Equity Roundtable's report entitled "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity"

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Voices of Equity: Derrick Parson

March 31, 2017

Derrick Parson is a young technology and social entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Founder of The AppleTree Agency and is a member of the Emerging Philanthropists of Color.

Listen to Derrick share his story about being a new business owner and the positive changes he is seeing in Buffalo for entrepreneurs of color.

 

 

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Voices of Equity: Maria Whyte

March 31, 2017

Did you know that Erie County leadership were among the first organizations in our community to participate in the Racial Equity & Impact Analysis training? Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte shares why the County believes in the importance of incorporating this training in decision making throughout county government.

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