This spring, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad, and It Takes A Village Action Organization are hosting the fourth year of the One Region Forward Champions for Change program.

Residents of Erie and Niagara counties that have an idea for sustainable change in their community are encouraged to apply. Selected Champions will receive free hands-on technical support and learning opportunities to help grow their project idea toward implementation.

Applications are due on January 26, 2018. 

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Contact Professor Elizabeth A. Walsh (; 814-404-1931