…working in Buffalo's living laboratory
Since 2009, this fellowship program has provided opportunities for ILR students to participate as a group in research, active learning and service in community-based economic development in Buffalo that includes: grassroots economic development; urban revitalization; small business development; labor-community alliances; poverty alleviation; the green economy; civic engagement; public economic policy; quality job creation; and creative culture and the new economy.
Undergoing dynamic reinvention, Buffalo is home to an a rich array of creative organizations tackling rust belt challenges. Students will learn about and contribute to vibrant local innovation by working with nonprofit organizations, government officials, business and labor advocates focused on revitalizing the metro Buffalo economy. Affordable group housing is available for students not from the area.