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CRUCIAL resource center reopens under Buffalo Urban League management

Information on home ownership, resume writing and interviewing will be available at the new CRUCIAL Community Center in Buffalo.

The center, now operated by the Buffalo Urban League, opened to the public Saturday as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its offices at 230 Moselle St.

The grand opening featured food, music and activities for people of all ages.

“It is great to have the center open to respond to the needs of the community,” Urban League President Brenda McDuffie said in a statement Saturday.

The center will provide services to children, adults and seniors on topics ranging from money management and employment to exercise and health screenings.

The new facility will replace a CRUCIAL center at the same location that served as a fixture of the community for decades before closing in 2010.

The closing was the result of a leadership dispute at the center and came about after the City of Buffalo cut funding to the organization.

At the time, CRUCIAL was serving 300 to 500 people each month.

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