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Community as Classroom



The Community as Classroom Initiative uses Buffalo's Fruit Belt, and other distressed neighborhoods, as a classroom where students use the knowledge and skills learned in the traditional classroom to work with neighborhood residents and stakeholders to solve problems in the 'neighborhood' classroom. 


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Emerging Entrepreneurs

The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) Program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the UB Center for Urban Studies. The program’s mission is to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies to the next stage of development. Click here for more information

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Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.,



Jeff Kujawa,

Assistant Director


Professor Rob Silverman,

Senior Research Associate


Ms. Frida Fererr,

Program Coordinator