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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Rebeka Tannenbaum

Rebeka Tannenbaum
'16
Buffalo, NY
Massachusetts Avenue Project
  • Staffed the mobile market farm stand to provide fresh produce to communities lacking access to healthy eating.
  • Monitored inventory and sales to ensure supply met demand, including planting and harvesting.
  • Created and taught a lesson on food justice and the importance of food and culture to a group of local Buffalo teenagers. 

"I came to Buffalo and the High Road because I wanted something richer than the typical intern experience. I knew through the High Road I would be immersed in the community, culture, and people of Buffalo, while giving me the opportunity to really find out what I could contribute to an organization.

I’m now interning at the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), an organization dedicated to addressing food disparities. Since I began my studies at Cornell, I became very interested in issues related to food and healthy eating. When I read MAP’s mission statement, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. MAP works to provide fresh, organic produce to areas of Buffalo with limited access to such food.

To me, the High Road method is working together to make a community a better place, using natural, local, and democratic means. It is involving the community in change and making a lasting impact. Seeing the impact that MAP is making in Buffalo has definitely inspired me to bring home what I’ve learned and work to make a difference in the Ithaca community."

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