WGRZ: Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY launches fundraising campaign

By HHCI on June 22, 2019 in Charity, News

The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York hosted its seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Community Breakfast on Saturday.

The event was held at SUNY Buffalo State, with a theme of honoring the past, embracing the present, and building upon the future. At the breakfast the Hispanic Heritage Council celebrated the accomplishments of the community and plans for success in years to come.

Saturday also kicked off a campaign to raise money for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute.The $10 million dollar project would include a museum, media center, theater, learning labs, a cafe and a gift shop.

With plans to build on Niagara and Hudson streets, the Hispanic Heritage Council hopes the institution will become a hub for the community.

Read the full WGRZ article here.

WBFO: $10M Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute goes before city committee today

By HHCI on May 21, 2019 in News


Buffalo is going to get another museum and cultural center, this time covering the community’s history with the changing Latino community.

The Hispanic Heritage Council is going before the Common Council Economic Development Committee Tuesday on its designated developer agreement for five lots near Niagara and Hudson streets, to go with lots the council already owns.

It is a complicated process involving meeting a series of benchmarks to eventually become the owner and developer of the property. Heritage Council President Casimiro Rodriguez said it is important for both his community and the overall community to have the facility planned for the site.

Read the full WBFO article.