The Polish Community Center's site at 1081 Broadway was built in 1905 as a Dom Polski (Polish Home) Club. Throughout the years the building saw many changes including retail space on the first floor, while maintaining the social club's presence above.
In 1976 The Polish Community Center of Buffalo was incorporated as a cultural/service organization. In the last 35 years, the Center has grown into the multi faceted human service organization that exists today . It now operates six sites and employs nearly 70 people. On November 11, 2000, the PCCB officially changed its name to the "Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of Western New York" (the Matt Urban Center) and rededicated its mission to serve the needs of the diverse surrounding community under a new corporate identity. By taking the name of Lt. Col. Matt Urban, the PCCB paid honor to the most decorated war veteran in American history, who was born and raised in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.
The Matt Urban Center's Mission is to provide programs that enhance the quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development. – less