Welcome to The University Heights, a unique, diverse and affordable area to live and work in the city of Buffalo. The Heights has a lot to look forward to in coming years, and to prove it, several community leaders have come together to create a video that was the byproduct of an intense leadership training program sponsored by Independent Health’s “Empowering Communities” initiative.
A group called the University Heights Collaborative utilized an Independent Health grant in order to create a video that encompasses many of the reasons why The Heights is a desirable neighborhood. In order to showcase the different neighborhoods, a video montage was produced that could then be used to entice homebuyers to consider the different positive assets of the community, including its unique, diverse and affordable nature.
With the help of Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and students from University at Buffalo’s Television and Film Department, the video successfully shines a light on the many unique assets of The Heights, including housing stock, University at Buffalo, shops, restaurants and greenspace.
It was a sneak preview of the video that led activists, along with UB’s Office of Community Relations, to announce an upcoming public showing that will also serve as a fundraiser for a host of university-centric non-profits including University Heights Collaborative, local block clubs and several community organizations and projects, including the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, the University Heights Tool Library, the University Community Farmers Market and the Capen Garden Walk. The premier will be held at South Campus, followed by a reception sponsored by Key Bank (University District branch).
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Allen Hall, UB South Campus
Tickets: $25 – General $50 – V.I.P.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.ourheights.org, by sending a check or money order to: University Heights Collaborative, 5 W. Northrup St, Buffalo, NY 14214, in person at the University Heights Tool Library, 5 W. Northrup St., or at the door.