• Help us hit our goal of planting 1,000 trees to help reforest University District! Sign up to have a tree planted in front of your University District home or property for FREE during one of our spring and fall plantings held over the next two years.
  • Submit your original artwork by April 2nd to be used on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters!
  • The University Heights Collaborative's new website is now LIVE! We will be adding additional features and content as time progresses. If you encounter any glitches please let us know. Thanks to board member Darren Cotton and Buff State Professor Brent Patterson for their hard work!
  • The University Heights is home to many unique and interesting public spaces. The "Gardens along the Median" showcase the Minnesota Avenue Block Club's passion to beautify their street.
  • Did you know University Heights is home to the third largest art gallery in the City of Buffalo? Visit UB's Anderson Gallery for FREE!
  • This year's Capen Garden Walk is on Saturday, July 11th. Be sure to mark your calendar and think about entering your garden on the walk!

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

UB Civic Engagement Academy Spring Keynote Lecture

March 24, 2015
Join the UB Academies​ on Tuesday, March 31st, 7PM for a keynote lecture featuring the young Detroit-based social entrepreneur Veronika Scott. Hear her inspiring story on how she not only designs coats for the homeless, but who runs the factory which employs them to make the coats through her nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan. For […]
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Job Training and Summer Youth Employment Programs

March 23, 2015
There are a number of FREE job training opportunities available for displaced and unemployed works. The skills that the successful candidate will gain from attending these training programs will assist them in being considered for current and future employment in Advance Manufacturing. The BEAM Summer Programs are for minorities, young women, and students interested in […]
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Community Soup Microgrant Program

March 22, 2015
Join the University Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 29th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at 3330 Main Street, Buffalo 14214 for their innovative community soup microgrant program. The program is encouraging people between the ages of 15 and 25 to submit proposals for community projects within the City of Buffalo that would benefit from startup funding. For […]
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Spring It On 2015 Thank You!

March 21, 2015
Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Spring It On Campaign a resounding success! We raised $2,745 in just 24 hours and with St. Joseph Neighborhood Housing Initiative’s match of $2,500, that’s more than $5,000 that we can invest directly into the community! As an all-volunteers group dedicated to improving our neighborhood through hands-on, […]
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University District Meeting on Food Store License Renewals

March 16, 2015
Join Councilmember Wyatt, the Bailey Avenue Business Association, community members, and owners of food stores in the University District on Thursday, March 19th as they discuss ways to improve cooperation between businesses and the community. Have an issue with a particular store? Is there an establishment that is negatively affecting your neighborhood? This is an […]
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