Photo Courtesy of Duncan Kirkwood 

A beautiful fall afternoon was the perfect backdrop to the grand opening ceremony for the Buffalo Urban League Community Center@ CRUCIAL grand opening last Saturday at 230 Moselle Street. “Today is the day to let the community know the doors of the center are open!” declared Urban League President & CEO Brenda McDuffie.

It was a tremendous turnout and a positive turn of events long overdue for that community. After the ceremonial ribbon cutting with Mayor Brown and a host of other dignitaries, residents enjoyed lunch by Manna Restaurant and a full schedule of activities and workshops. It was a day some thought they would never see happen.

The City of Buffalo selected the Buffalo Urban League to operate the CRUCIAL Community Center. “It is great to have the Center open to respond to the needs of the community,” said Mrs. McDuffie. The Buffalo Urban League Community Center @ CRUCIAL will provide programs and services to the entire community on a daily basis as well as special community events and services.