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Published on November 13th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin


2018 Champions for Change – Now Accepting Applications

A program of One Region Forward’s Citizens Planning School

Are you ready to plan a change for your community? Are you ready to join thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations working to create an equitable, healthy and ecologically thriving region? If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizens Planning School!

Through a series of six workshops, homework, and teamwork over three months, Champions for Change learn how to turn ideas into action with practical tools, knowledge, and leadership skills. Based on a match of talents and passions, Champions and University at Buffalo students will be placed in action planning teams. Champions also receive technical support through faculty mentors in collaboration with UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad’s social entrepreneurship program, It Takes A Village Action Organization, and Groundwork Buffalo. Projects that align with Groundwork’s mission may be eligible for support beyond May 2018.

Want to learn more? Check out our program overview and application process here.

Learn about the work of past Champions for Change, One Region Forward, at

Please contact Professor Elizabeth Walsh ( if you have any questions or would like to bounce around ideas for action.


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