BUFFALO IMMIGRANT LEADERSHIP TEAM

BUILDING A STRONG, HEALTHY REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN AND AROUND BUFFALO, NY

The Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team – BILT

Mission

BILT builds a strong, healthy refugee and immigrant community in and around Buffalo, NY by developing powerful leaders of faith and moral courage to address the educational, social, economic and political needs of the community.

The Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team (BILT) began as a task force of VOICE-Buffalo in 2015. Its constituents are the more than 15,000 immigrants and refugees who have come to Western NY since 2000. BILT’s mission is to develop leaders within this immigrant and refugee community and equip them to address issues that are impacting their lives, thereby creating thriving communities where everyone can reach their full potential.

BILT is now a separate non-profit corporation that has focused on improving advancement and graduation rates for the 6,200 immigrant and refugee students in the Buffalo Public Schools.

BILT is a federation of Faith in Action – the largest faith-based community organizing network in the nation.

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