The Bailey Green Initiative
The Bailey Green Initiative was created in 2008 when we chose to remain in a highly impoverished neighborhood instead of relocating after realizing that 25% of our 400 Buffalo employees lived in the zip code. Our goal was to bring stability and opportunity to the neighborhood. We became a community leader, including a promise to stabilize our neighborhood and transform it by providing affordable housing, safer streets, green space and job opportunities.
- 150 trees planted and 4 acres of green space created.
- Partnered with University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning to create a master plan for the neighborhood
- Partnered with Habitat for Humanity to support building houses. 14 have been built
- Partnered with The Buffalo Peacemakers who have played a huge role in improving safety and establishing credibility among the residents
- Supported GroundWorks Garden who have converted 2.5 acres of abandoned land into a successful, organic certified farm growing fresh vegetables, providing a CSA program and supplying 10 restaurants
- Supporting Westminster Economic Initiative’s (WEDI) new East Side office to provide micro-financing and business development to support for immigrants and inner-city entrepreneurs
Bailey Green has since welcomed dozens of partners, each making our community healthier, safer and more enjoyable. Accomplishments like these have strengthened our neighborhood’s fabric, and we’re committed to play our role in making them a reality.