19th Ward Community Assocation



(585) 328-6571



Tuesday – Friday



The 19th Ward Community Association, formed in 1965, is one of the oldest Neighborhood Associations in the country. The Association formed to fight racist real estate practices, such as blockbusting and redlining, while purposefully cultivating a neighborhood that is diverse with respect to age, race, and class. We wish to celebrate our differences while uniting us as neighbors. We strive to preserve the residential character of our neighborhood, support our residents, and create opportunities that cultivate community. Learn more about our history from the history committee including a series of videos they made, see our newsletter for recent updates, and check out our events!

We are a member-supported, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization. While donations and membership dues are crucial to our ongoing projects, anyone who lives in the 19th Ward is welcome to join at no cost. We encourage those who are able to choose the relevant level of support, and everyone can sign up or donate to specific projects at the membership and donation page.


Update 19 – July 2022

President’s Message Karen Emerson Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama This quote from President Obama speaks loudly about what we as a city, county, country, and individually need to be doing to make the 19th Ward our Beloved […]

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Update 19 – June 2022

President’s Message Karen Emerson Happy Summer! What a great beginning to the season with an absolutely perfect day on Saturday June 4th  for Square Fair. The sun was shining and the people were out and having a great time. Many thanks to the Co-Chairs Tyrese Bryant and LaShay Harris and so many others, you made the day just perfect! Many bags of garbage were collected […]

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Update 19 May 2022

President’s Message Karen Emerson “When you see bad things in the world you can either do nothing or do something. Well, I tried ‘nothing’…” Capt. Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), Wonder Woman Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could call on the Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Spiderman or any of the other super heroes to help us with the increase in violence in our city!!! I […]

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Update 19 April 2022

President’s Message Finally, the snowdrops and crocus are blooming! Have you seen this bunny? He has been traveling around the neighborhood. Hope you see him on your street soon. Please join in the fun and if he arrives at your home, keep him moving around. COVID and influenza continue to plague us, causing much illness. The latest trends show COVID and influenza cases increasing again. […]

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