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 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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Update 19 March 2022

President’s Message Karen Emerson There are hints of spring in the air! The end of the winter is just a few weeks away. I have not seen my snowdrops yet, but it will not be long. What’s going on? There are 2 programs that need citizen input, the Annual Action Plan and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.  The Annual Action Plan is deciding how the city […]

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Update 19 February 2022

President’s Message As I reflect on the beginning of February and Black History month the idea of the “Beloved Community” kept coming into my thoughts. Martin Luther King Jr, spoke often of the Beloved Community. What is a Beloved Community? Per the King Center, a Beloved Community is a place where there is comprehensive healthcare, safe streets, affordable housing, nutritious food, strong schools, access to […]

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