2020 Champions for Change

2020 Champions for Change


Spring 2020 Champions for Change Program

Download the flyer and help spread the word!
Download the flyer and help spread the word!

Do you have an idea to make your community better? Do you want to put that idea into action?

If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizen Planning School! Through a series of eight evening 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 mentors in collaboration with UB’s School of Architecture and Planning.


Eight Tuesday Night Workshops

  • February 25
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 14
  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 5

Idea Summit & Graduation Saturday, May 9 morning

University at Buffalo, South Campus, Hayes Hall

A community of faculty, staff, and community members who will be sharing their time, talents, and expertise this spring. Look for updates on our 2020 roster of mentors.

Recruit a Champion in Your Community!

Do you know a passionate, committed friend, family member, or neighbor in your community who you think would make a great Champion for Change? Help us recruit a talented and diverse pool of applicants:


How are citizens already helping to drive change across our region? Check out this video featuring the work of our past Champions for Change:

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is hosting the sixth semester of Champions for Change.