We stabilize neighborhood conditions by triggering municipal corporations and their partners to take targeted actions. Specifically, our automated workflows pull data from municipal data portals and then trigger that system’s service element (e.g. 311) to move an action forward. We do things like focus clean up efforts to needy areas where community associations will match; auto-build and feed slam dunk cases to law firms to get favorable judicial injunctions; auto-trigger prepackaged media kits to local micro-influencers to further sway public opinion; etc..
Everyone needs a little help sometimes, even government
Meet Our Team
We come from all walks of life, but have the same intolerance for slumlords. From partners to interns, we’re always looking for similarly minded folks to join the cause.
Joe graduated from Colgate University in 2013 (Honors in History) and Nichols School in 2009 (cum laude). You can also find Joe at his family’s law firm, Greco Trapp PLLC, where he assists clients on matters concerning corporate, non-profit, and municipal law.
Lily graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2013 and The Park School in 2009. In what little spare time she has, Lily has even found time to work both with local youth rowers and on community gardens, improving access to healthy food. Fortunately, Lily has been blessed with a green thumb.
Phyllis is a research professional and community activist at heart with varied and extensive experience, including years of multifaceted experience working in research program development, grant preparation and partnership creation at the college and university level and active participation in a wide range of professional community activities and human services. She holds a masters in Psychology from the University at Buffalo and an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Programming from the International Correspondence School.
After over thirty-five years in higher education removing the rose colored glasses of doctoral students, Phyllis took what she learned working with students and transformed her programs into larger community organizing and training methodologies used across the City of Buffalo.
After leaving academia, over the last decade Phyllis has served as the part-time housing court liaison for her councilmanic district as well as a Democrat Committee Member. She has been recognized numerous times for this work.
Laura cut her teeth in the not-for-profit world and is an experienced administrator with a specialty in housing and community development, program development and evaluation, grant writing and grants management. Her experience in working with diverse communities is compatible with developing dialogue across cultural, geographic, and social divides. She has mobilized over $6m in neighborhood rehab funds as ED of a NPO in Buffalo, NY. Further, she was the first in that region to use modern "bank shaming" technique against zombie homes.