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Community Action Organization of Western New York

The Community Action Organization of Western New York has a new program to assist low-income seniors in the city of Buffalo, thanks to funding from the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus bill.


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The Community Action Organization of Western New York has announced it will be streaming the audio of its bi-monthly full board meetings, effective May 6.

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The website of the Community Action Organization says of board meetings, "the public is always welcome to attend these meetings." However, Monday night, three armed guards barred anyone who was not on a list to enter.

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Buffalo's East Side will be getting a new daycare center and doctor's office, just not quite on the site originally planned.

New report critical of Buffalo Schools

May 24, 2018
Chris Caya WBFO News

Buffalo's renaissance may attract new companies and jobs to the area. But employers will likely have a hard time finding local residents to fill those jobs. A new report shows city schools are failing to provide students with some key courses.

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U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins has announced a federal grant of more than $11.54 million for Head Start programs in Western New York. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says this will reach children who are being served in Community Action Organization (CAO) of Western New York classrooms in Erie and Niagara Counties. 

Public art displays African-American achievers

Jun 30, 2017
Photo from video by Sam Radford

New public art designed to uplift is now on display in the MLK business district on Buffalo's East Side. A series of 31 banners highlight the contributions of African-American leaders.

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The federal government has delivered millions of dollars to the local organization that oversees the Head Start program in Erie and Niagara Counties. But the head of that organization says even with that funding, Head Start is only serving a fraction of local children eligible for the program.

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If the city is to have a Green Code to control future development, the Community Action Organization is arguing there should be an Energy Code to make sure current housing is energy-efficient.

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Good news came to Buffalo's East Side today. Nine projects in the community will be funded with $11 million through the Better Buffalo Fund.

Early Childhood Staff Union seeks first contract

Nov 3, 2014
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A group of newly-unionized early childhood workers will be staging an informational picket Monday night in Buffalo. As WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley reports, the workers are seeking their first ever union contract with the Community Action Organization.

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Erie County's Head Start/Early Head Start early childhood education program is getting a big boost from Washington.

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A proposed housing development on Buffalo's East Side may take a big step forward Tuesday.

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If the Community Action Organization has its way, Buffalo will be getting a new housing project and a new neighborhood name on the city's East Side.

Deaconess demolition to clear path for new development

Nov 19, 2012
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Demolition began Monday on the former Deaconess Center on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo.  The long-time structure housed a hospital until it closed in 1986.