Community Engagement (Center Services and Recreation)

Building Thriving Communities Together

Many of the Community Action Organization’s services are built around our Center Services locations. The Center Services locations are committed to building vital and healthy communities through a variety of services such as: advocacy and outreach; capacity-building; translation services and other initiatives that can strengthen citizen participation and connect vital groups in the community such as block club, parents, schools, seniors, businesses and organizations with each other. The aim is always to provide a place where people can come and get the support they need to impact their life in a positive way whether you are a child, an adult or a senior.


  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity – building
  • Strengthening the community’s critical assets
  • Building vital and healthy communities
  • Connecting block clubs, parents, schools, and businesses – improving the physical character of each community
  • Strengthening the positive forces impacting the lives of children and families developing business opportunities to anchor our communities – for today and beyond.
  • Citizen Participation
  • Block Club Incubator
  • Community Gardens, Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACs) Public Safety (Community Court, Restorative Justice)
  • Neighborhood Centers
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Senior Services


JFK Community Center
114 Hickory St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone: 716.332.4554
Fax: 716.332.4560

Pratt Willert Community Center
422 Pratt St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone: 716.852.1671
Fax: 716.852.1673

Edward Saunders Community Center
2777 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716.332.4380
Fax: 716.332.9028

Southtowns CAO
251 North Main St, Angola, NY 14006
Phone: 716.549.6382
Fax: 716.549.0116