PUSH Appointments New Deputy Director

Hello PUSH Supporters -

This post has some exciting news about the appointment of a new Deputy Director at PUSH, so please read on!

PUSH has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. This year we will advance our comprehensive community development plan by transforming twenty-four different vacant sites on the West Side into high-quality affordable housing. Just a few years ago, we were only capable of completing two homes per year.

Our programs have expanded to include a region-wide energy efficiency service for homes and small commercial buildings, a storm water management social enterprise, and a youth center. On the community organizing front, PUSH is engaged in campaigns to hold utility companies and banks accountable to communities and to plan the future of School 77, an abandoned school in the heart of the West Side.

To meet our mission of creating strong neighborhoods, expanding local hiring opportunities and advancing economic justice in Buffalo, PUSH must build a leadership structure capable of delivering on our goals.

To that end, we have created a new Deputy Director position at PUSH, with primary responsibility for overseeing our programs. I am very happy to announce that Britney McClain has agreed to serve in this role.

Britney will oversee the organization's community organizing, energy efficiency and youth development programs Her organization-wide responsibilities will include strategic planning, personnel management and program evaluation.

Britney brings exceptional talents and credentials to the Deputy Director position. Having led both the communications and development divisions at PUSH, she knows the organization and its mission of improving neighborhoods, developing grassroots leaders and promoting sustainability inside and out. Those of you who know Britney recognize that she is deeply committed to the struggle for social change and equality in our city and in the broader world.

As Deputy Director, Britney will be instrumental in managing PUSH's growth and ensuring that our programs continue to be rooted in meeting the needs of our members and building community power.

Britney is a Buffalo native and was educated in the Buffalo Public Schools. She is graduate of Hutchinson Technical High School, the University of Buffalo and is completing a Masters in Public Administration at Buffalo State College.

Please join me in welcoming Britney to this new position of leadership at PUSH.
Aaron Bartley