The Community Action Organization provides conference, seminar, and meeting speakers on a variety of topics of interest to Erie County residents. We provide this service at a nominal fee to community and other non-profit organizations.

Our speakers provide a service to your audience that is insightful, educational, and often challenges them to become more involved. We are ready to discuss the issues of interest to your club, church, civic/community, or professional organization. Contact us for more information on scheduling a CAO speaker for your next event.


Neighborhood Empowerment through Community Action
Low Income Economic Development
African Youth Development
Youth Development
African & Bible History


L. Nathan Hare


Request a Community Action Organization speaker by FAX, telephone, or mail using our online form.

Contact Info

    Community Action Organization
    Public Relations Office
    45 Jewett Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    716.881.5150, ext. 4408
    716.881.2927 FAX

If you are unable to print the online form, please include the following information in your FAX or letter:

  • Name of your organization,
  • Contact person's name, telephone number and email address,
  • Approximate size of audience,
  • Name of speaker requested,
  • Topic,
  • Date and time of event, and
  • Location of event.

Please select alternate topics and speakers in the event that your first choice is unavailable. Please limit your requests to two per year.

Linda Williams
716.881.5150 Ext. 4410






Yvonne Hairston
Director - Special Events
716.881.5150 Ext. 4410


The C.A.O. Programs and Media Division is responsible for linking the agency to communities throughout Erie County.  We utilize various public and neighborhood events to inform residents of the services that are currently available through the CAO.  At CAO events, department staff is on hand to answer questions and take applications on the spot.  Brochures and supportive information are also available for consumers to take home for reference.

You can also access CAO programs through our media services where you can see and hear about Community Action News five times a Week!!!!

  • WBLK - 93.7 FM
    Sundays: 8:30-9:00am
  • Time Warner Cable
    Mondays: 1:00-1:30pm
    Thursdays: 5:30-6:00pm
  • WUFO - 1080 AM
    Mondays: 9:00-10:00am
  • WKBW - 1520 AM
    Saturdays: 11:00-12:00 noon

Updated: July 11, 2016










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