The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Buffalo State College)

Px21 Environmental Prevention Support and System Development

“This grant will allow Px21, a Erie County, NY-based coalition working on substance use prevention and mental health promotion, to hire a coalition coordinator (Prevention Ambassador), execute a universal prevention messaging campaign within Erie County, and invite national experts to provide state-of-the-art prevention training for local prevention providers.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
AMOUNT: $299,935 over Two Years

Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued