Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

Community Arts Academy February 14, 2017 - The Buffalo State College – Community Arts Academy (CAA) is a K-12th enrichment program in the visual and digital arts, creative writing and music areas. Our mission is to nurture student creativity, critical thinking, and applied skills through joyful cultural experiences in the arts and humanities. The next session of classes begin March 4! Learn more
DIY Valentine Workshoppe and Curators Talk February 9, 2017 - DIY VALENTINE AND CURATORS TALK HOSTED BY THE KISSING MUSEUM Make unique and personal valentines for your special someone. Caesandra will provide an assortment of: fancy papers, stamps, ink, glitter, tools, stencils, GLITTER, punch-outs and embellishments. When: Friday, February 10th @ 5:30pm to 8pm Where: University Heights Community Laboratory [9 West Northrup Place Buffalo, NY 14214] Several […]
Upcoming Community Meetings January 31, 2017 -        Please mark your calendars for two upcoming community meetings in University Distrct: February 25, 2017 9:00AM – Noon: Community Stakeholder Breakfast  at St. Lawrence Church 1520 E. Delavan Ave March 2nd and March 6th 5:30PM – 7:00PM: Councilmember Wyatt and Councilmember Fontana,  Food Store License Renewal Meetings,  995 Kensington Ave.  Please share with you […]
Get Handy: A Homeownership Workshop [March 4th @ 10am] January 26, 2017 - GET HANDY is a free DIY homeownership workshop presented by West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS that provides the experienced and first-time homeowner a chance to expand their education to promote DIY repairs featuring some of Buffalo’s grassroots-organization such as: Grassroots Gardens: Worms & Soil Testing PUSH Green: Green Energy Efficiency Options Kevin Gould (City Inspector): Code […]
Comedy Show at the Varsity January 26, 2017 - Be sure not to miss an upcoming comedy show at the Varsity Theatre on Friday, February 17th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.varsitytheatre.org.