Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York


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Community Organizations

Agustin Olivencia Community Center
Wilmer Olivencia
261 Swan Street

Belle Center
Lucy Candelario
104 Maryland Street

Innovative, educational, social and community building services for Children, Youth, Seniors and Families in Western New York.

Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Inc.
Angelo Otero
P.O. Box 584
Getzville, NY 14068

Hispanics United of Buffalo
Eugenio (Geno) Russi
254 Virginia Street

Provides services in the areas of job readiness and employment, adult education, GED/ESL, domestic violence, housing, senior and youth services, HIV/Aids education and prevention.

Hispanic Women’s League
Darlene Mercado
P.O. Box 874
Buffalo, New York 14201

The mission of the Hispanic Women's League is to improve the quality of life, assist in the personal and professional development, and advocate for the concerns of the Hispanic woman.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
817 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14605

Los Tainos Senior Citizens
333 Trenton Street

Puerto Rican & Hispanic Day Parade
Yolanda Martinez-Rodriguez
P.O. Box 166
Buffalo, New York 14201

West Side Community Services
161 Vermont Street

Providing a variety of human service programs, including cultural, educational and recreational activities for participants of all ages.

Art & Culture

Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Inc.
P.O. Box 361
Buffalo, New York 14201

Alberto Rey
Artist/Writer,   SUNY Distinguished Professor
Visual Arts and New Media
301 Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York
Fredonia, New York 14063

Amor and Heritage Traditional Dance Company
Folkloric Hispanic and World Dance,
South America and Caribbean Inspired

Argentine Tango
Professional Personal Instructor & Teacher,
Ekaterina Klepikova
716-545-6885   Send emails to: katyatango@yahoo.com

Baila Salsa Dance Company   [ Salsa Instructors ]
Calvin & Fanny
  Send emails to: bailasalsadanceco@gmail.com

Bomba Queen Productions   [ Miss NY Petite Pageant ]
Leticia T Ferrer
  Send emails to: bombaqueenproductions@gmail.com

Buffalo Creative Spirit
Maribel Troy

Send emails to: Mtory.artdesigns@gmail.com

Casa de Arte
Mara Odette – Rick Williams

141 Elmwood Avenue

Dedicated to the presentation of artists from Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico) and Buffalo NY.

El Batey
Beatriz Flores

Cultural Dance Group / Bomba Y Plena
289 Dewitt St

El Batey is an organization who's core mission is to serve, educate and empower our youth. Honoring & preserving Puerto Rican culture and history. Visit us on our Facebook page.

El Buen Amigo
Santiago Masferrer

114 Elmwood Avenue

A non-profit organization that sells arts and crafts from Latin America. All profits are returned to the artists and their communities.

El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera
Craig Centrie
91 Allen Street

Features art by Latin American, African-American and other artists of color.

Jorge J. E. Gracia
Artist/Writer;   Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor
Departments of Philosophy and of Comparative Literature
University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260
Gracia's page: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~gracia/
Painting Borges Book and Exhibition: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~gracia/borges/ 716-835-5747

Habibi of the Nile Belly Dance Company   [ Belly Dance Instructor ]
Yrma Mrowinski
  Send emails to: habibiofthenile@gmail.com
73 Newport Ave
Buffalo, New York 14216

Miss Borinquen Leadership Academy
Dinorah E. Santos
  may be reached at:
Miss Borinquen of WNY
P.O. Box 166
Buffalo, New York 14201

Monarch Dance Company [ Salsa Instructors ]
Jason & Celina Robinson
  Send emails to: buffalosalsa@gmail.com

Olga Karman

Raíces Theatre Company
A Latino Theatre Company in Residence at Road Less Traveled Theater

  Send emails to: raicestheatrecompany@gmail.com
639 Main St. ( inside the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center)
Buffalo, New York 14203

Raíces Theatre Company is dedicated to develop, nourish and produce modern and original plays and musicals written by Latino Playwrights and dealing with the Latino experience

Salsa for the Soul   [ Salsa Instructors ]
Sarah Haykel
  Send emails to: salsaforthesoul@gmail.com

WNY Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade
P.O. Box 166
Buffalo, New York 14201
  Send emails to: prparadeofwny@gmail.com

Career and Employment Opportunities

Altitude Marketing: Bilingual Sales Job

American Coradius International, LLC
There specific positions can be viewed here: http://www.americancoradiusinternational.com/jobs/

Buffalo Job Finder / Job Fairs

Buffalo Public Schools
Applicants must be residents of the City of Buffalo.


Capital Management Services

Catholic Health

Center One (Customer Relationship Management Services Company)

Citi Bank
There is a specific compliance position requiring bi-lingual skills here: http://jobs.citi.com/buffalo/compliance/jobid6853311-senior-compliance

Combined Insurance
Hiring sales agents; no experience necessary. Will pay for licenses and training. Applicants must have a car.

Crisis Services
The Advocate program of Crisis Services is currently hiring for a Bilingual-Spanish Hotline Counselor for the New York State Domestic/Sexual Violence Hotline.

Erie County College
Link goes to the general employment information page. For a complete list, select the Job Application Management System link on the following page.

Erie County Medical Center

Evans Bank

First Student
First Student is currently hiring School Bus Drivers. No CDL Needed. We offer PAID training, weekends and holidays off. Must be 21 years old, have 3 years driving experience, pass a physical and drug test.

Gateway-Longview is hiring a Full-time Bilingual Care Coordinator (Spanish/English) to coordinate services for families enrolled in the Erie County Wraparound Program.

Home Depot

Local HSBC Bank seeking Hispanic Candidates

The above link takes you to the general HSBC hiring page. From there you can search for job # 000076A0

Independent Health

iQor   [ Bi-Lingual Applicants Needed ]
We have positions available for those fluent in both English and Spanish. We specialize in "Integrated Customer and Product Support Solutions"

Jobs in Buffalo   [ via Indeed job search engine ]

Kaleida Health

Kennedy Jobs File (through office of Senator Tim Kennedy)
If you have a business and are seeking applicants you can contact the Kennedy Jobs File office via email here: kennedyjobsfile@gmail.com.

Key Resource Group, LLC



Mueller Reports
Bi-Lingual Applicants can apply for Customer Service position. Other positions available too. Click above link for full details.

New York State Department of Labor

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Niagara Gutters: Looking for Installers and a Sales Person. 716-695-3500 (office)


Primerica Business Opportunity:
Contact Juan Torres for more information on the opportunity available here!

Rite Aid Bilingual Care Coach
Bilingual applicants to work as Care Coaches through Health Dialog. Click above link for full details.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

The Resource Foundation   [ for SUNY Colleges ]
We will not accept paper resumes or phone inquiries. Qualifications: Fluency in Spanish. High school or business school diploma. More information through above link.

Seneca Mortgage Servicing
Bi-Lingual Applicants can apply for Customer Service position. Other positions available too. Click above link for full details.

Snelling Staffing Agency

Sodexo USA Career Opportunities

State University of New York at Buffalo [ SUNY ]

The Schwartz Group

University at Buffalo


U.S. Jobs / National Labor Exchange

Veteran's Central

Villa of Hope
Bi-Lingual Applicants can apply for Outpatient Mental Health Therapist. Other positions available too. Click above link for full details.

Wegman's (opening in Rochester, NY)

Western New York Law Center

West Seneca Jobs Postings courtesy of Wullo.com

WNY One Stop Centers:

*Erie County:*
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
716/851-2600 then press 0#

4175 Transitown
Williamsville, NY 14221

Buffalo Emp. & Trning Ctr
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

ECC Employment & Trning
Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor Rm. 5208
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127

*Niagara County:*
Trott Access Center
1001-11th Street
Suite E, Room 1014
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

81 Walnut Street
Lockport, NY 14094

*Chautauqua County:*
07 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

23 E. Third Street
Jamestown NY 14701

*Cattaraugus County:*
175 N. Union Street
Olean, NY 14760

*Allegany County:*
Employment Complex
7 Wells Lane
Belmont, NY 14813

-Resources for small businesses-

Buffalo State University of New York   [ Small Business Development Center ]
Clifford Bell - Sr. Business Counselor
Cleveland Hall 206
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
716-878-4030     Fax: 716- 878-4067

Start Your Business in Erie County

U.S. Small Business Administration   [ Buffalo District Office ]
Franklin J. Sciortino - Director
Niagara Center
130 S. Elmwood Ave Ste. 540
Buffalo, New York 14202
716-551-4305     Fax: 716-551-4418

Authentic Spanish-American Cuisine

Agave   [Mexican Restaurant]
765 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Cantina Loco   [ Mexican Restaurant ]
191 Allen Street
Buffalo, New York 14201

Cuba Rosa Bar & Restaurant
454 Pearl St
Buffalo, New York 14202
Find us & like us on Facebook here! for events and other news.

Delicious Bakery & Tropical Food
544 Niagara St
Buffalo, New York 14201

Don Tequila
73 Allen Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

El Agave   [ Mexican Restaurant ]
3870 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

El Palenque   [ Mexican Restaurant ]
951 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, New York 14226

El Sazon Criollo
272 Hudson Street
Buffalo, New York 14201

La Esquina Famosa  [ Famous Corner Restaurant & Bar ]
16 South Cedar Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

La Kueva Restaurant
1260 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216

La Tolteca   [ Mexican Restaurant ]
7530 Transit Rd
Buffalo, New York 14221

Niagara Café
525 Niagara Street   [ near Pennsylvania Street ]
Buffalo, New York 14201

153 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201

Hispanic Community Media

Buffalo Puerto Rican Press [ Maria Rosa ]

IMAGEN NY Magazine
PO Box 31285, Rochester, NY 14603
Email: info.imagenny@gmail.com

Latin Journal [ Maria Rosa ]

La Ultima Hora [ Luis Rodriguez ]
Published monthly – free

La Voz Rochester Community Newspaper
282 Hollenbeck, Rochester, NY

Panorama Hispano [ Edwin Martinez ]
Published monthly – free

WBBF 1120AM – Spanish Radio [ Un Encuentro Con Dios ]

WJJL-1440AM – Spanish Radio [ Radio Luz ] & [ Impacto Musical Latino ]

Special television programming highlights Buffalo's Hispanic Community:
WIVB Channel 4 airs "Hispanic Voices" on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5:30 a.m. with host, Gilbert Hernandez.
Public Access Channel 20 airs "La Voz de WNY" on Mondays 2:00-2:30pm, and Tuesdays 1:30-2:00p with host, Maria Rivera.

GREAT NEWS: Roswell Park is bringing Cuban Lung Cancer Treatment to US for Testing!

Click above to donate to Roswell!

For a great resource site with a personal touch, understanding, and information about mesothelioma please be sure to visit mesothelioma.net.

For information and resources regarding dealing with addictions, please check out www.AddictionResource.com which includes New York Rehabilitation Centers.

Faith Base Community

Rev. Samuel Rivera
President Association of Hispanic Pastors of WNY Inc.

Msgr. David Gallivan
Holy Cross Church
200 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(Hispanic Congregation)

Holy Angels
348 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(Hispanic Congregation)

Deacon Miguel Santos
Holy Cross Church
345 7th Street
Buffalo, New York 14201

Grupo Ministerial
520 7th Street
Buffalo, New York 14201

Dedicated to educating the community of Western New York as well as raising awareness in regard to health concerns affecting the community.

Immigrant Community - Contacts

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Aziz Ahmed
Bengali Community of Buffalo

Lamin Tamang
Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Buffalo
1071 West Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 602-6113

Steven Sanyu
Burmese Community Services, Inc.
81 Albany Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 308-4338

Richard Ndayisaba
Burundi Community of Buffalo
30 St. James Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 907-8795

Biak Lian
Chin Community of Buffalo, New York
c/o: Biak Lian, Chairman
194 W. Hazeltine Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 247-2203

Richard Ndayisaba
Burundi Community of Buffalo
30 St. James Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 907-8795

Aime Kahuka
Congolese Community of Buffalo
276 Vermont St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
(678) 814-2482

Eskinder Tefera
Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Buffalo, Inc. (ECAGB)
P.O. Box 396
Buffalo, NY 14205
(716) 400-4598

Yoshua Bishizi
Global Bridge Impact, Inc.
70 Barker St.
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 830-5636

Ali Kadhum
Iraqi American Society, Inc.
1005 Grant St.
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 335-0395

Eh Knyaw
Karen Society of Buffalo, Inc.
931 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) ) 538-9663

Soe Win
Karenni Community of Buffalo
Attn.: Jackson Angelo
90 Wyndotte Ave., Lower
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 200-3062

Augustin Nkiambi
Kongo Dia Ntotila Solution
1197 West Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 602-3019

Saladi Shebuli
Somali Bantu Community Organization of Buffalo, New York, Inc. (SBCO)
83 Grant St.
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 881-9100

Zakaria Gasmalla
Sudanese American Community of Buffalo
170 14th Street, #2
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 697-6508

Peter Mang
Zomi Innkuan Buffalo (Zomi Community of Buffalo)
145 Breckenridge Street, Apt. 1
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 777-9761

Agency Address Executive Director Refugee Resettlement

International Institute of Buffalo
864 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209
716- 883-1900
Eva Hassett  ext. 311
Denise Beehag  ext. 319

Catholic Charities of Buffalo
394 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY 14202
716- 842-0270
Dennis C. Walczyk
Anne Brittain

Jewish Family Services
70 Barker St. Buffalo, NY 14209
Marlene Schillinger
Rose Ann Gromacki

Journey's End Refugee Services
Tri-Main Center 2495 Main St. Suite 317
Buffalo, NY
Molly Short ext. 215
Meghann Rumpf  ext. 208

Immigration Law

Law Office of José Pérez
651 Delaware Avenue
Suite 118
Buffalo, NY 14202
Tel: 716-362-1204
Cel: 315-480-5085 Fax: 315-466-5673
Email: joseperez@joseperezyourlawyer.com
Website: www.joseperezyourlawyer.com

The Law Offices of José Pérez represents Workers’ Compensation clients in Utica, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Since opening his practice, José Pérez has been involved in all areas of civil litigation, including labor and employment, premises liability and immigration. José Pérez stays connected to his culture by volunteering as Vice President of Nosotros - Your Latino Voice, Vice President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Syracuse, NY, chapter, an Ad-hoc member of the Civil Rights Committee of Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse and as an appointed member by the Syracuse City Council to the Legislative Committee of the Citizens Review Board.

Worker Justice Center The Worker Justice Center
Rochester Contact
1187 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: 1-800-724-7020
Website: www.wjcny.org/

The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low-wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.

Upstate NY Better Business Bureau

Beneficial Webpages:

Accredited Businss Roster

News Center

Scam Tracker Page

TOP 10 Scams of 2016

General Advice and Tips

Postal mailing address of our WNY office:

Better Business Bureau in Upstate New York
100 Bryant Woods South
Amherst, NY 14228

Special Needs Seniors

For a great resource with information on how to better understand a Veteran with PTSD please be sure to visit this page.

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DJ V3RdGO (pronounced VER-dee-Go) is one of Western New York's most versatile mobile DJ's. Utilizing a wide range of genres from Hip-Hop and Dance to Rock and Country, plus all Latin genres, the dancefloor is bound to be busy. Musical versatility allows for bookings of all venues both private and corporate.

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