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 January 2022

President’s Message Karen Emerson Karen Emerson, President Happy New Year. I am always so glad I live in the 19th Ward because amazing things happen. We could focus on the all sorts of disturbing things but I choose to cherish the small things that make this feel like a small town. The tree on my tree lawn is new. While putting away Christmas  decorations last […]

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Update 19 December 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson Karen Emerson, President John Perkins in his book Dream with Me states that “American society has lost its capacity for pluralism. We have begun to believe that if others don’t agree with us, we don’t have to listen to them. We dehumanize people who don’t think like we do and, consequently, justify our violence against them. …We live in a county […]

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Update 19 – November 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson November is the month we give thanks. Thanks for all we have, thanks for our friends and family and thanks for a community. I am thankful for all of you who have given me advice, support, encouragement, and help in so many ways. I am thankful that we have a community who takes care of one another by filling our food […]

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Update 19 – October 2021

Update 19 – October 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson Welcome to autumn, pumpkin spice, sweaters, blankets, socks, thoughts of Halloween goblins, turkeys roasting in the oven and the November elections.  What’s going on in the neighborhood?  We started Scout Troop #1965. We are starting monthly Mini Clean Sweeps, Meet and Greets, convention with a twist. We are beginning to think about MLK luminary night Mini Clean Sweeps I have had […]

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