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Masten Resource Center

Building Thriving Communities Together

Programs at the Alphonso Rafi Greene, Jr. Masten Resource Center:

The Better Schools Better Neighborhoods (BSBN) Collaborative is a consortium of businesses, institutions, faith-based organizations, block clubs, schools, property owners, and residents that live or work in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park neighborhood, or stakeholders outside the community that are concerned about its growth and development. BSBN is dedicated to re-creating and transforming the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park neighborhood into a great place to visit, live, work, play and raise a family.

The Better Buffalo Fund and Streetscape Project is aimed at dramatically improving the quality of businesses, housing, and the living environment, Fillmore Avenue Corridor, by helping business owners get financed to make necessary facade improvements and renovations to their businesses, increasing the value and quality of the neighborhood.

Pathstone Enterprise Center, Inc. is a Business Development Series held every Monday.

Block Club Development program offers the community training sessions on how to organize a block club, and develop a neighborhood watch program. Computer literacy training is also available.

Recreational and social activities involving the school-aged youth in the Greater Martin Luther King Park Community.

Other Services Provided

  • Computer Lab
  • Computer Training
  • Copy & Fax Services
  • Meeting Space
  • Food & Clothing Pantry Referrals

Become a NYS Certified MWBE – see link below for more information:

Better Schools Better Neighborhoods Conference 2019

The CAOWNY is having the BSBN Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at East High Community School, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The address is 820 Northampton St. Buffalo, NY 14211.

We are calling on all concerned parents and (relatives of children who attends the Buffalo Public Schools) to complete the Parent Affidavit and have it notarized to ensure that all of our children, who are students within the BPS will be kept safe while traveling to and from school, by ensuring a bus aide will be on every bus to and from school; and by ensuring bus drivers and bus aides will be paid a living wage, in order to keep qualified bus drivers and bus aides on the job.

By signing we will help to make sure our children are picked up from home and dropped off back at home within a reasonable hours. We do not want our young children getting home at 6pm nor do we want children left on the bus sleeping, because no bus aide was on the bus to notice that a child was left on the bus when the bus arrived back to the bus depot.

Please bring the completed, notarized affidavit to the CAOWNY located at 1423 Fillmore Ave or to the BSBN Conference. Ask for Pamela James or Dahveed Muhammad. During the conference, there will be someone at the CAOWNY table that you can give it to.

If you would like to vend at the BSBN Conference contact me at 716-332-3773 or Vending at the BSBN conference will cost $25.00. The CAOWNY will accept cash, checks, or money orders. You will have to provide your own table.

Both breakfast and lunch will be served.