Project M.O.V.E. members serve in a variety of departments within City Hall including the Division of Citizens Services, Parks and Recreation, Fair Housing, Housing and Urban Development, Permits and Inspection, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Western New York, Buffalo Employment and Training Center, Senior Services, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency and Buffalo State University.
Our members work on various projects in alignment with Mayor Brown's vision for the City of Buffalo.
Wintermission aims to increase levels of physical activity and address social isolation during the harsh winter months. The City of Buffalo was chosen as one of the three pilot cities across the country. The program is led by 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada. Wintermission is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund at CAF America.
The City of Buffalo’s pilot program consisted of a series of winterbashes, distribution of weatherization kits, and small grants for community member led initiatives to engage their neighborhoods during winter.
Good Neighbors Network (GNN)
Buffalo stays true to its moniker "The City of Good Neighbors". During the COVID-19 pandemic, our members were asked to coordinate efforts between block clubs and the city’s efforts to keep each other safe and healthy.
The initiative consists of the distribution of door hangers that have two distinct faces. One side signals that a neighbor is in distress while the other side provides essential numbers and resources within the community. We are proud of the GNN volunteers and their dedication during this crisis.
While the world adjusts to working from home and virtual collaboration, Project M.O.V.E. created a series of social media messages, videos, and resources to continue engaging our community in a safe manner.