Buckingham Youth Brigade
Mailing Address: BU-GATA PO BOX 3824 Arlington, VA 22203
Outreach Office: GATES OF BALLSTON OFFICE: 4108 N. 4TH ST. Arlington, VA 22203 Phone: 703-465-5570
Youth Programming Office: BUCKINGHAM GARDENS: Cesar Chavez Community Center 4324 N. 4TH St. Unit 1 Arlington, VA 22203 Office: 571-483-0345
Organized by a group of Latino tenants in 1992, BU-GATA was created to stop displacement from a neighborhood multi-family complex, the Gates of Arlington. As the organization grew stronger, residents began to broaden BU-GATA’s focus to include community stability, and in 1998, addressed another neighborhood need – youth leadership development – by creating the Buckingham Youth Brigade. As a community-based non-profit, BU-GATA has focused on defending tenants, educating residents about their rights, and fighting to preserve the community when gentrification threatens.